Assistant Professor in African Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
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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 110 sub-divisions of studies and learning. There are over 27,800 undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.
Assistant Professor in African Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Ref.: 201300877)
Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in African Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, from January 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. Appointees with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a field relevant to the African Studies Programme at the University of Hong Kong. The appointee should be a specialist in sub-Saharan Africa, Northern Africa, the Malagasy world or another field of African Studies. He/She will be teaching and supervising at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and expected to contribute to teaching in areas as diverse as African languages, African cultures and societies, African history, politics and literature, etc. Applicants should also demonstrate a capacity to develop and teach courses that explore Africa in an interdisciplinary mode and in a global context. The appointee is expected to develop a vigorous, independent research programme, to excel in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and to participate in the administration of the programme. Information about the School can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/smlc. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Kendall Johnson (e-mail: email@example.com).
A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered, as well as annual leave and medical benefits. 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. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.
Applicants should send a completed application form, a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, an abstract of dissertation or current research project, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. syllabi, student teaching evaluations) and 3 confidential references (quoting Ref.: 201300877) sent directly by the referees 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. Closes November 15, 2013.
The University thanks applicants for their interests, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.
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|Primary Category:||African History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Area Studies
Black History / Studies
Cultural History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies