Assistant Professor - Department of History

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
20 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Department of History

Assistant Professor (PR0183/19-20)

The Department is seeking qualified candidates to fill the tenure-track position with teaching load of three courses and several final-year project supervisions per academic year. Teaching relief may be granted upon successful bidding of external research funding.


(a) PhD in history, with related teaching and research experience in the higher education sector;

(b) solid publication record with an active research agenda;

(c) expertise in any historical sub-field, but priority will be given to applicants working on the following areas: South Asian history, the Middle Eastern history, Latin American history, or comparative studies of modern Chinese and Western intellectual traditions; and

(d) previous successful grant records would be an advantage.

Candidates who will contribute to the cultural and academic diversity of the Department are strongly encouraged to apply.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years, commencing September 2020 or earlier. 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 the 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: until the position is filled

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