School of Chinese, University of Hong Kong

Position ID:HKU-School of Chinese-AP [#8710]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in China Studies
Position Location:Central District, NA, Hong Kong [map]
Subject Area: Chinese / Chinese
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/12/15, listed until 2017/06/15)
Position Description:    

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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 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 China Studies in the School of Chinese and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Ref.: 201601608)

Applications are invited for joint appointment as tenure-track Assistant Professor in China Studies in the School of Chinese and in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC), with a 50/50 ratio, to commence on September 1, 2017 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.

Applicants must have Ph.D. degree and should be specialists in Urban China Studies; focus on the literature and/or cultural dynamics of Hong Kong in relation to China and the region in a global context would be an advantage. They should demonstrate a strong interdisciplinary orientation and promise of excellence in both teaching and research. They should also possess native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English. Applicants should demonstrate a capacity to link themes of Hong Kong literature to Urban China Studies and to other area studies (Africa, America, Europe, Japan and Korea) in SMLC and to other clusters of expertise in the School of Chinese. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Wu Cuncun (School of Chinese)(e-mail: and Dr. Loretta Kim (SMLC) (e-mail:

The appointee will be responsible for teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, mentoring students, and contributing to building the curriculum of both the School of Chinese and SMLC. He/She must exhibit promise of leadership and vision, possess an excellent research agenda, and be ready to assume administrative responsibilities as appropriate.

The appointee will contribute to the University of Hong Kong’s Urban Silk Road (One Belt One Road) initiative. While contributing to teaching and research in the School of Chinese, he/she will also be a core staff member within SMLC’s China Studies unit, an interdisciplinary programme based in both the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered. 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, as well as leave, and medical benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form, a cover letter, an updated 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 industry-related experience and 3 confidential references (quoting Ref.: 201601608) sent directly by the referees to Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at Further particulars can be obtained at Closes January 31, 2017.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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