Faculty Positions (Anthropology and Philosophy)
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THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Division of Humanities
(Anthropology and Philosophy)
The Division of Humanities invites applications for tenure-track and/or teaching-track faculty positions in anthropology as well as in philosophy (rank opened) to be filled beginning in Fall 2014. Appointees will teach undergraduate courses in humanities for general education and the new undergraduate major program in Global China Studies offered by the School of Humanities and Social Science. Where required, the successful applicants will also be involved in postgraduate teaching in the field of the applicant's specialty. Applicants should have a PhD from a reputable university and demonstrated academic record on, or potential in, research and publication with international impact. A track record of successful competitive grant applications and/or excellent record on teaching at college level will be advantageous. The area of specialty within the broadly-defined fields of anthropology and philosophy is open, but those candidates with strength in the following areas are in particular welcome to apply: Cultural anthropology with a focus on southwestern or eastern regions of China, Southeast Asia, border and boundary crossings, and culture of communication; Western philosophy preferably with a comparative perspective involving China, or Chinese philosophy with a strong background of general and Western philosophical credentials. While China is the focus area for our Global China studies program, our consideration will not be confined to China experts. Interdisciplinary and interregional research orientation, proven potential to develop teaching and research in the broad direction of digital humanities, or the ability to connect to the strength of science and technology fields of the University will be taken into consideration. Those applying for Associate Professor or Professor must also show evidence of potential leadership in academic administration. While fluency in English is expected for all, candidates specializing in China-related areas must have native-speaker proficiency in Chinese language. Review of applications will start on 10 August 2013, and will continue until the positions are filled.
Salary is highly competitive. Fringe benefits include medical/dental benefits and annual leave. Housing will also be provided where applicable. With the exception of strong senior appointments with tenure offer, initial appointment will normally be on a three-year contract renewable subject to mutual agreement. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract depending on credentials. For tenure-track faculty, substantiation review normally takes place before completion of the second three-year contract.
Applicants should send cover letter, curriculum vitae, three samples of best publications in zipped PDF files, teaching records, statements of research and teaching, all in electronic files, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably before 10 August 2013. In addition, they should concurrently have three academic referees sending letters of recommendation to the above email address.
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