Institution: University of Hong Kong
Location: Hong Kong
Position: Assistant Professor in Japanese-Korean Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC) (trans-national connections, film studies, popular culture, visual or performing arts)
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 about 100 sub-divisions of studies and learning. There are over 23,400 undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more than 1,800 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.
Assistant Professor in Japanese-Korean Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC) (Ref.: 201300190)
Applications are invited for appointments as Assistant Professor in Japanese-Korean Studies, from September 1, 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. An appointee with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent. The successful candidate should have teaching and research interests in transnational connections between Japan and Korea, and explore such areas as film studies, popular culture, or other visual and performing arts across cultures or disciplines. Responsibilities will include teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, mentoring students, and contributing to building the curriculum. The candidate must exhibit promise of leadership and vision, possess an excellent research agenda, and have an energetic and engaging personality for propelling the School to the next level of excellence.
The successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, independent research agenda, to excel in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and to participate in the administration of the School. Professorial staff in this school teach at least three courses annually. The SMLC, the University and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council provide substantial competitive funding for research projects of all kinds. Information about the School can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/smlc/. Enquiries about the posts should be sent to Professor Louise Edwards, SMLC (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 letter of application, C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, an abstract of a current research project, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. sample syllabi, student teaching evaluations), and three reference letters (one of which must explicitly address the candidates teaching ability) to email@example.com. Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained athttp://jobs.hku.hk/. Please state clearly in the form the post and level applied for. Closes May 20, 2013.
The University thanks applicants for their interests, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.
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