Assistant Professor in Law and History
Applications are invited for appointment as tenure-track Assistant Professor in Law and History in the School of Humanities (History), to commence on January 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.
Applicants should ideally have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent. A JD or equivalent law degree would also be desirable. They should be able to demonstrate a passion for research and a commitment to the development of an innovative research-led teaching profile. The successful candidate is expected to develop an excellent research profile, to excel in undergraduate teaching, contributing to teaching in the Faculty of Arts, to undertake postgraduate supervision and 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 Professor David M. Pomfret (e-mail: email@example.com).
A highly competitive salary commensurate with the appointee's 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 and an up-to-date 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 the School at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be found at http://jobs.hku.hk. Closes September 21, 2018.
The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.
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