Assistant Professor - Department of Sociology

Hong Kong (HK)
16 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Hong Kong Baptist University


Department of Sociology

Assistant Professor (PR155-2/17-18)

The Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a prominent scholar who conducts research which is internationally recognised as excellent, and publishes in major international journals, as well as teaches and supervises students at undergraduate and postgraduate degree levels.  Areas of specialisation are open while preference will be given to applicants with research expertise in social networks and family.  Ability to teach social statistics and quantitative research methods would be an advantage.

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in Sociology at the time of appointment and have a track record of excellence in research, publications and university teaching.

Terms of appointment:

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University offers competitive package which include gratuity/retirement benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, and wherever applicable housing assistance and relocation allowance.  Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of two to three years commencing August 2018.  Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.  

Those who have responded to the advertisement posted in October 2017 need not re-apply.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which is obtainable by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms.

The completed application form should be sent to the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong or by email to: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk.  Please quote PR number on all correspondence.  Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works, statements of teaching and research interest and recent teaching evaluation results.  Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference to the Personnel Office direct. Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.  All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request.  Details of the University‚Äôs Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 16 December 2017 

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