Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the History of the United States

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
20 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the History of the United States with an emphasis upon gender history in the School of Humanities (History) (Ref.: 503054), to commence on August 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The Department of History has established strengths in European, Asian, American and Russian history as well as in thematic histories with an inter-disciplinary orientation such as health and medicine, social and cultural history, environmental history, gender, heritage and urban history. The Department is known for its collective engagement with methodologies and approaches foregrounding international, and transnational perspectives, and histories of connections between Asia and other parts of the world. The Department offers a very popular Major and also makes a significant contribution to general education through the University’s Common Core Curriculum.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent by the date of appointment. They should be able to demonstrate a passion for research and a commitment to the development of an innovative research-led teaching profile. We especially welcome applicants with expertise in gender, imperial history, and the engagement of the U.S. with the wider world. The successful candidate is expected to develop an excellent research profile, to excel in undergraduate teaching, postgraduate supervision and to participate in the administration of the Department. The University and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council provide substantial competitive funding for research projects of many kinds. Teaching Development Grants are also available to assist with the development of innovative undergraduate courses. Information about the Department of History can be obtained at Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor R. Peckham (e-mail:

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 a contract-end gratuity and 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 letter of application, a C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. sample syllabi, student teaching evaluations). Applicants should also arrange three reference letters sent by their referees to  Review of applications will commence on March 15, 2021 and continue until March 31, 2021 or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. The Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from all genders to apply.

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