Assistant Professor (Hong Kong and the World)

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
31 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time


Department of Government and International Studies (GIS)

The Department was established in 1994. It trains students in different aspects of political science, with a strong emphasis on international relations and comparative politics, and in European Studies. The Department offers two undergraduate programmes:

  • BSocSc (Hons) in GIS (political science, with an emphasis in comparative politics and international relations); and
  • BSocSc (Hons) in European Studies (trans-disciplinary, with an emphasis on the study of French- and German-speaking areas in Europe).

The Department also contributes to teaching in the Global and China Studies programme, and participates in several of the Faculty’s master’s programmes:

  • Master of Public Administration;
  • Master of Arts in Global Society; and
  • Master of Social Sciences (Contemporary China Studies).

GIS plays an important role in the internationalisation efforts of the University and the research endeavour on Smart Societies, being the Faculty niche research area (http://sosc.hkbu.edu.hk/en/FNRA).

The Department is looking to strengthen its presence in relation to the role of Hong Kong in the World. We are particularly interested in the political, economic and cultural relations between China (including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) and Europe, and thus seeking to appoint a scholar who is working in one of the following domains:

  • changing foundations of international relations (including Hong Kong, China and the World; Chinese foreign policy and international dimensions of European integration);
  • international political economy;
  • Chinese, Hong Kong and East Asian Politics; European politics;
  • social and protest movements; and
  • urban politics and comparative public administration.

Assistant Professor (Hong Kong and the World) (PR0222/19-20)

The appointee will strengthen the Department’s research and contribute to teaching in one or more of the following areas: (i) contemporary world politics; (ii) international political economy; (iii) Hong Kong or Chinese politics and political movements; and (iv) qualitative and quantitative research methods. He/She is also expected to acquire research grants. 

Applicants should have a relevant PhD degree, appropriate teaching and research experience in higher education and a solid publication record.

This is a tenure-track position. Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2020. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) and send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications, statements of teaching and research interest, and recent teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Those not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 10 February 2020