THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Global History and Digital History

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
08 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2022
Ref
508992
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Humanities (05200)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Global History and Digital History with an emphasis on the history of Europe and/or the History of Hong Kong in the School of Humanities (History) (Ref.: 508992), to commence on August 1, 2022 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 British Empire, Asian, American and Russian history as well as in thematic histories with an inter-disciplinary orientation such as social and cultural history, environmental history, gender 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 digital history able to teach courses for the history programme (in the applicant’s area of specialization), and in the recently established Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Digital Technologies programme in the Faculty of Arts.  Areas of specialization in continental European history or the history of Hong Kong will be especially welcome. 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 http://www.history.hku.hk/.  Enquiries about the post should be sent to Oscar Sanchez-Sibony (e-mail: osanchez@hku.hk).

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 applications 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 confidential letters of recommendation to be sent by their referees to sohappt@hku.hk.  Review of applications will commence on January 16, 2022 and continue until June 30, 2022 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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