Applications are invited for the following posts:
Applications are invited for the following posts:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Asian Urban Silk-Road (Ref.: 201601493)

Job level Middle
Education Doctorate or above
Location Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Teacher - Higher Education
Published On 19/11/2016
(to commence from July 2017 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)

Faculty of Social Sciences (as tenure home) and the Faculty of Arts


Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in a discipline in the Social Sciences or Arts and should have teaching and research experience in one or preferably more of the following fields of specialization: urban geography, urban sociology, urban politics, urban history, and/or urban cultural and religious studies, and a strong track record of research, teaching, and obtaining research grants. Special knowledge and expertise in the culture, languages, religions, society, and politics of the borderland and frontier along the Silk-Road is an definite advantage. The appointee is expected to participate in teaching and research activities across the two faculties of arts and social sciences. Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to fosshr@hku.hk. They should also arrange for submission, to the same e-mail address as above, three reference letters from the senior academics who are familiar with their academic and research background, skills and experience. Closes February 15, 2017.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointments on fixed terms 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.

The University places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career.

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 and the subject of the e-mail the post applied for, as well as the field and level (if applicable), and the reference number. 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