Assistant Professor in Chinese History and Culture in the School of Chinese
|Institution Type:||College / University|
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 over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 27,800 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic staff coming from 50 countries, many of whom are internationally renowned.
Assistant Professor in Chinese History and Culture in the School of Chinese (Ref.: 201400674)
Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in Chinese History and Culture in the School of Chinese, to commence on January 1, 2015 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 possess a Ph.D. degree in Chinese history or related areas. They should pursue an active agenda of research and publication that can complement and reinforce the Programme's strengths in the broad spectrum of Chinese historical, religious and cultural studies. The successful candidate should be able to develop and conduct courses in the history of the dissemination and the cultural influence of foreign religions (such as Manichaeism, Zoroastrianism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestantism) in China.
The School values a strong commitment to the development of innovative research paradigms and pedagogical approaches. Primary teaching responsibilities will be at the undergraduate level, but the appointee will also be expected to supervise M.Phil. dissertations and Ph.D. projects. Information about the School can be obtained at http://hku.hk/chinese/index.html.
A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with 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 together with an up-to-date C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc, and further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes August 9, 2014.
The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.
The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to a No-Smoking Policy
|Primary Category:||History Education