Professor/Associate Professor in Film Studies
The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Humanities (05200)
Categories: Professoriate Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Professor/Associate Professor in Film Studies in the School of Humanities (Comparative Literature) (Ref.: 501813), to commence on January 1, 2021 or as soon as possible, on tenure terms.
The Department of Comparative Literature is the only one of its kind in Hong Kong, and specializes in the investigation, analysis, and theorization of literature, the cinema, and other forms of cultural expression. Our student body is proficient in two or three languages. The Department offers very popular Major and Minor and also contributes to general education through a significant contribution to the University’s Common Core Curriculum. In addition to the research postgraduate program (M.Phil. and Ph.D.), it also offers a Master of Arts in Literary & Cultural Studies (MALCS). Information about our program can be obtained at http://www.complit.hku.hk.
We seek to hire a senior scholar to secure, strengthen, and expand our traditional strength in film studies. Our ideal candidate is an established scholar in Chinese-language cinema and/or Asian cinema, with expertise in Hong Kong cinema a plus.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Film Studies, Comparative Literature, or a related field. They should have an established and expanding international research profile in their field. The appointee will contribute to undergraduate teaching, the Common Core Curriculum, the research postgraduate program, and will be expected to apply for external grants. They should also have substantial administrative experience and demonstrate a willingness to take on leadership roles as appropriate to their rank.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.
The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter, an up to date C.V., research statement, teaching portfolio, and contact information of three referees. Review of applications will commence on October 15, 2020 (extended to February 15, 2021) and continue until the position is filled.
The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. The Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from all genders to apply.