Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Asia and Transnational Connections
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor|
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 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Asia and Transnational Connections in the School of Humanities (Comparative Literature) (Ref.: 201701061)
Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities (Comparative Literature), to commence on September 1, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.
The department of Comparative Literature is the only one of its kind in Hong Kong, and specializes in comparative and historical approaches to literary, film, and cultural studies. Our student body is proficient in two or three languages. The Department offers a very popular Major and also contributes to general education through a significant contribution to the University’s Common Core Curriculum. In addition to the research postgraduate programs (M.Phil. and Ph.D.), it also offers a Master of Arts in Literary & Cultural Studies (MALCS). Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.complit.hku.hk/.
The Department now seeks to strengthen its research and teaching profile by appointing a person with expertise in Asia, broadly and inclusively defined (e.g. the subcontinent or Middle East), as well as its transnational connections (e.g. to Africa or Latin America). This person should complement existing program strengths. Special consideration will be given to applicants with expertise in gender, feminist, queer and/or women’s studies, as well as postcolonialism, globalization and critical theory.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or a related field. They should have an established or growing international research profile. The appointee will contribute to undergraduate teaching, the Common Core Curriculum, the research postgraduate programs, and will be expected to apply for external grants. He/She will also carry out administrative duties as appropriate to their rank.
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 together with cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., research statement, teaching portfolio, writing sample, three letters of reference to the School at AP1061@hku.hk. Application Forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk. Please indicate clearly in the form the post applied for and the reference number. Closes October 31, 2017.
The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.
The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified women to apply
|Primary Category:||Comparative Literature