Lecturer in Hong Kong Studies

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Saturday, 19 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Friday, 1 November 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Modern Languages and Cultures (05100)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Lecturer in Hong Kong Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Ref.: 498931), to commence on January 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a temporary basis for 12 months, with the possibility of renewal. 

Launched in September 2013, the Hong Kong Studies programme is the flagship location for research on Hong Kong internationally. Commencing with an undergraduate Major in Hong Kong Studies, the programme also offers research postgraduate programmes at M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels.  As the key site for Hong Kong Studies, the programme coordinates teaching on Hong Kong Studies across the University and serves as a major generator of research on Hong Kong. Academics in the programme will be active in promoting knowledge of Hong Kong internationally, nationally and locally through broad community engagement.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent that focuses on any aspect of Hong Kong culture, literature, history or society. The appointee will join the interdisciplinary Hong Kong Studies programme and should have a demonstrated capacity to develop and teach courses that explore Hong Kong’s global impact and engagement. A willingness and capacity to teach courses that connect to at least one of the following areas would be favorably considered: (a) Hong Kong literature and culture; and/or, (b) Hong Kong history. Capacity to work in English, Cantonese and Mandarin is fundamental to the position.  Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor Stephen Chu, School of Modern Languages and Cultures (e-mail:  The successful candidate is expected to teach Hong Kong Studies courses, to develop a vigorous curriculum, and to participate in the administration of the Programme.  Information about the School and the Programme can be obtained at and respectively.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter, an abstract of dissertation or current research project, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. syllabi, student teaching evaluations) and industry-related experience.  Three confidential references will be sent directly by the referees to smlcsena@hku.hkCloses November 1, 2019.  Review of applications will continue until the post is filled.

 The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity.  To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women as well as men, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from both genders to apply.

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