Assistant Professor in American Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
|Institution Type:||College / University|
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 about 110 sub-divisions of studies and learning. There are over 27,800 undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.
Assistant Professor in American Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Ref.: 201300878)
Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in American Studies with expertise in the field of Global Creative Industries in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, from January 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. Appointees with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a discipline (e.g. film, literature, history, political science or sociology) which supports specialization in American Studies and related expertise in Global Creative Industries. The appointee will teach and supervise at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the American Studies Program. Candidates with administrative experience in coordinating a programme are encouraged to apply. Applicants should demonstrate a capacity in their research and teaching to link American Studies to other areas of studies (China, European, Hong Kong, Japan, and/or Korea) and to the program of Global Creative Industries. The appointee is expected to develop an independent research programme related to American Studies. Information about the School can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/smlc. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Kendall Johnson (e-mail: email@example.com).
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 cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, an abstract of dissertation or current research project, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. syllabi, student teaching evaluations) and 3 confidential references (quoting Ref.: 201300878) sent directly by the referees to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk. Closes October 31, 2013.
The University thanks applicants for their interests, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.
The University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a No-Smoking Policy
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Area Studies
Asian American History / Studies
Cultural History / Studies
Film and Film History