Assistant Professor in Hong Kong Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC)
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THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and about 100 sub-divisions of studies and learning. There are over 23,400 undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more than 1,800 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.
Assistant Professor in Hong Kong Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC) (Ref.: 201300189)
Applications are invited for appointments as Assistant Professor in Hong Kong Studies, from September 1, 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. An appointee with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent that focuses on any aspect of Hong Kong society, history, politics or culture by the date of appointment. The appointee will join the new, interdisciplinary Hong Kong Studies program and should have a demonstrated capacity to develop and teach courses that explore Hong Kong’s global impact and engagement. A willingness and capacity to teach courses that connect to at least one of the following would be favorably considered: (i) the School’s European Studies and American Studies programmes; and/or (ii) the School’s programme in Global Creative Industries. Capacity to work in Cantonese and Mandarin is fundamental to the position. The Hong Kong Studies program commences in September 2013 and will be the flagship location for research on Hong Kong internationally. Commencing with an undergraduate Major in Hong Kong Studies, the program will also offer research postgraduate programs at M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. As the key site for Hong Kong Studies, the program will coordinate teaching on Hong Kong Studies across the University and serve as a major generator of research on Hong Kong. Academics in the program will be active in promoting knowledge of Hong Kong internationally, nationally and locally through broad community engagement. Applicants who have responded to the last advertisement (Ref.: 201100973) are welcome to re-apply.
The successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, independent research agenda, to excel in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and to participate in the administration of the School. Professorial staff in this school teach at least three courses annually. The SMLC, the University and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council provide substantial competitive funding for research projects of all kinds. Information about the School can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/smlc/. Enquiries about the posts should be sent to Professor Louise Edwards, SMLC (e-mail: email@example.com).
A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as leave and medical benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.
Applicants should send a completed application form, a letter of application, C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, an abstract of a current research project, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. sample syllabi, student teaching evaluations), and three reference letters (one of which must explicitly address the candidate’s teaching ability) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Please state clearly in the form the post and level applied for. Closes May 20, 2013.
|Primary Category:||Asian History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Area Studies
Cultural History / Studies
Social History / Studies
Urban History / Studies