Lecturer, School of English
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: Hourly-paid
Department: School of English (04300)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Part-time Lecturer (several posts) in the School of English (Ref.: 498968), to commence on or before January 15, 2020 for one semester, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.
The School of English invites applicants to teach courses, on a per-course basis, in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing in English, beginning potentially in the second semester of 2019-20, and for possible openings thereafter. More information on the MFA programme is available at: https://www.hkuguild.com/hku-mfa-in-creative-writing/. Those who can only teach from September 2020 are also welcome to apply.
Applicants should have in hand by January 2020 a completed MFA or Ph.D. degree in Creative Writing, along with substantial publications in their chosen genre, including at least one book from a local or international press. Those with strong teaching experience are preferred, but no formal teaching degree is required.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.
The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter to the Chair of Creative Writing & Theatre, Page Richards, indicating their area of expertise; detailed academic transcripts; and an up-to-date C.V. Selected candidates will be invited to an interview. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until December 16, 2019, or 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.