Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Faculty of Arts

Hong Kong (HK)
23 Feb 2017
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24 Mar 2017

The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Faculty of Arts (Ref.: 201700133)

Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor from scholars in gender, sexuality, and/or women’s studies with an arts and humanities disciplinary base.  The appointment will commence on September 1, 2017, 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.

Applicants should hold a doctorate degree in gender studies or a related discipline, and show excellence in teaching and research in these fields. Preference will be given to candidates with a commitment to scholarship on women in Asia or the Asian diaspora. Demonstrated success in acquiring external grants and an interest in community outreach on gender and diversity issues would be an asset.

The appointee will contribute to a cross-faculty, interdisciplinary initiative in gender/sexuality/women’s studies between the Faculties of Arts and Education; work with Arts/Education colleagues to develop gender-focused Common Core Courses; facilitate the establishment of an interdisciplinary gender/women’s studies programme; collaborate with current campus organizations and academic programs, such as the Women’s Studies Research Centre; supervise postgraduate research students; and take up administrative duties as required.  Major teaching duties would be within the Faculty of Arts, but with the possibility of contributing to teaching in Education.

The Faculty of Arts includes the Schools of Chinese, English, Humanities, and Modern Languages and Cultures. Depending on the background, the position may be housed in one of the schools or as a joint appointment. The University and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council provide substantial competitive funding for research projects, and research and conference support is available. The University is an English-medium university. Information about the Faculty can be obtained at http://arts.hku.hk/. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor Gina Marchetti (e-mail: marchett@hku.hk).

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered, as well as 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, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form, a letter of application, a C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. sample syllabi, student teaching evaluations), and three reference letters sent by your recommenders to apsearch@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk. Please state the post applied for clearly on the application form.  Closes March 24, 2017.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified women to apply.