THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor  in Law

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
11 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor 
Department : Department of Law 
Closing Date : September 30, 2017 
Ref. : 201701008 

Applicants are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Law, to commence on January 1, 2018 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 the second three-year fixed-term contract.  Direct tenure may be offered to outstanding candidates for the senior ranks.

The Faculty of Law is the longest established law school in Hong Kong.  It plays a leading role in legal education in Hong Kong and Asia, through its various undergraduate, research postgraduate, and taught postgraduate programmes covering a wide range of legal subject areas.  It is the largest and oldest law teaching institution in Hong Kong, currently consisting of over 80 teaching members drawn from more than 17 jurisdictions worldwide. 
The Faculty is now inviting applications from outstanding academics for appointment as Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in all areas of expertise.  Scholars with research and teaching interests in (a) the law of contract, tort, property, trusts, evidence, criminal law, criminal procedure, and related areas of common law, (b) corporate and financial law, international trade law, environmental law, dispute resolution, human rights, or (c) interdisciplinary areas, including law and history, are particularly encouraged to apply.  

Applicants for the Professorship should be outstanding academics with an international reputation as leaders in their field.  Applicants for Associate Professorship should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. Applicants for Assistant Professorship should be academically strong and demonstrate potential for excellence as teachers and researchers.

Applicants should normally have a first degree in Law (eg LLB, BA(Jurisprudence), JD), and an additional postgraduate degree in Law (eg LLM, PhD, D Phil, SJD). Those who do not have an additional postgraduate degree in Law are also encouraged to apply if there is evidence of a strong publication record and relevant experience in teaching, legal practice or the judiciary, or if they possess a postgraduate degree in a non-law discipline.  The successful candidates will be expected to make a significant contribution to the Faculty’s research profile, by producing high-quality research and actively participating in research communities.  They will also be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of teaching on the Faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (including the Juris Doctor degree programme).  The appointees will be responsible for the research, teaching and development of courses in the areas of law mentioned above.   Information about the Faculty can be found at http://www.law.hku.hk/.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  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 together with up-to-date C.V., details of relevant experience and course teaching interests, to dolsen@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/.  Closes September 30, 2017.  

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