Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
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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 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 Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature in the School of Chinese (Ref.: 201701737)

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature in the School of Chinese, 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 with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The School values a strong commitment to the development of innovative research paradigms and pedagogical approaches. Information about the School can be obtained at our website.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in modern Chinese literature or related areas, be actively engaged in research, and have a substantial track record of research publications in modern Chinese literature. They should also be able to demonstrate an ability to participate in and support a vibrant and collaborative research culture. The area of research in modern Chinese literature is open, but an ability to teach the literature of the twentieth century China will be an advantage. Primary teaching responsibilities will be at the undergraduate level, but the appointee will be expected to supervise M.Phil. dissertations and Ph.D. projects.

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.

How to apply

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to the School at chinjobs@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk.  Please state clearly in the form which level (with the job reference number) they wish to be considered for.

Closes February 28, 2018.

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

The University of Hong Kong (or HKU, traditional Chinese: 香港大學) is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong and is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Asia. The medium of instruction in most cases is English.