Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Law

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 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 Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Law (Ref.: 201701008)

Applicants are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Law, to commence on January 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 the second three-year fixed-term contract. Direct tenure may be offered to outstanding candidates for the senior ranks.

The Faculty of Law is the longest established law school in Hong Kong. It plays a leading role in legal education in Hong Kong and Asia, through its various undergraduate, research postgraduate, and taught postgraduate programmes covering a wide range of legal subject areas. It is the largest and oldest law teaching institution in Hong Kong, currently consisting of over 80 teaching members drawn from more than 17 jurisdictions worldwide.

The Faculty is now inviting applications from outstanding academics for appointment as Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in all areas of expertise. Scholars with research and teaching interests in (a) the law of contract, tort, property, trusts, evidence, criminal law, criminal procedure, and related areas of common law, (b) corporate and financial law, international trade law, environmental law, dispute resolution, human rights, or (c) interdisciplinary areas, including law and history, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants for the Professorship should be outstanding academics with an international reputation as leaders in their field. Applicants for Associate Professorship should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. Applicants for Assistant Professorship should be academically strong and demonstrate potential for excellence as teachers and researchers.

Applicants should normally have a first degree in Law (eg LLB, BA(Jurisprudence), JD), and an additional postgraduate degree in Law (eg LLM, PhD, D Phil, SJD). Those who do not have an additional postgraduate degree in Law are also encouraged to apply if there is evidence of a strong publication record and relevant experience in teaching, legal practice or the judiciary, or if they possess a postgraduate degree in a non-law discipline. The successful candidates will be expected to make a significant contribution to the Faculty’s research profile, by producing high-quality research and actively participating in research communities. They will also be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of teaching on the Faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (including the Juris Doctor degree programme). The appointees will be responsible for the research, teaching and development of courses in the areas of law mentioned above. Information about the Faculty can be found at http://www.law.hku.hk/.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to 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 up-to-date C.V., details of relevant experience and course teaching interests, to dolsen@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/. Closes September 30, 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 an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency; and is committed to a Non-smoking Policy

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.