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Fellowship in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Employer
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Arts (04000)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow

Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Faculty of Arts

The Society of Fellows in the Humanities is a prestigious initiative that aims to attract exceptional, early-career postdoctoral scholars from around the world to Asia's global university. Located in one of the world's most dynamic cities and on Mainland China's doorstep, the University of Hong Kong offers unique opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research through its commitment to innovation and interdisciplinarity.

The Faculty of Arts is one of the University's oldest and largest faculties and is consistently recognized as the first in Asia for the Arts and Humanities. Its international outlook is reflected in the incredible diversity of its staff and students and its collaborations with other top universities around the globe.

Fellowship in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities

(Ref.: 524100)

The Society is seeking outstanding applicants for up to four Fellowships (appointed at the rank of Research Assistant Professor), with a flexible commencement date between June and August 2024 for a period of three years.

The Society aims to establish a vibrant research community in which Fellows interact with each other and other members of the Faculty.  Fellows will be expected to teach two courses during the term of their appointment, and are required to submit a brief, annual summary of their activities and accomplishments. The University of Hong Kong is an English-medium university. A host department within the Faculty of Arts will be selected on the basis of a Fellow’s proposed area of research.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree conferred after January 1, 2021 but not later than June 30, 2024. They will not be currently employed in tenure-track positions.

A highly competitive package including housing allowance, medical benefits, annual leave, and conference and research support will be offered to the successful applicants. 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 at the University’s careers website (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V., cover letter (not exceeding 300 words), a research proposal (not exceeding 1500 words), and a writing sample to the Faculty via the online system. Applicants shall arrange three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the Society at sofhku@hku.hk by the referees. Please refer to the Society of Fellows website at https://www.sof.arts.hku.hk for the requirements of application documents and other details. The application will be vetted by a panel of scholars from across the spectrum of the arts and the humanities.  Closes February 29, 2024. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of April 2024.

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