Applications are invited for the following posts:

Applications are invited for the following posts:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Gender History in the School of Humanities (History) (Ref.: 201601315)

Job level Middle
Education Doctorate or above
Location Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Benefits Gratuity, Housing allowance, Medical plan
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Teacher - Higher Education
Education / Training > Teacher - Tertiary / Vocational
Education / Training > Others
Published On 14/10/2016

Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Gender History in the Department of History (School of Humanities), 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.

The Department of History has established strengths in European, Asian, American and Russian history as well as in thematic histories with an inter-disciplinary orientation such as health and medicine, social and cultural history, gender, heritage and urban history. The Department is known for its collective engagement with methodologies and approaches foregrounding international, and transnational perspectives, and histories of connections between Asia and other parts of the world. The Department offers a very popular Major and also makes a significant contribution to general education through the University’s Common Core Curriculum.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent by the date of appointment. They should be able to demonstrate a passion for research and a commitment to the development of an innovative research-led teaching profile. They should have expertise in women’s and gender history, or related fields. The successful candidate is expected to develop an excellent research profile, to excel in undergraduate teaching, postgraduate supervision and to participate in the administration of the department. The University and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council provide substantial competitive funding for research projects of many kinds. Teaching development grants are also available to assist with the development of innovative undergraduate courses. Information about the Department of History can be obtained at Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor David M. Pomfret (e-mail:

A highly competitive salary commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 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, a letter of application, a C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. sample syllabi, student teaching evaluations), and three reference letters sent by your recommenders to Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at Further particulars can be obtained at Please state the post applied for clearly on the application form. Closes December 7, 2016.

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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