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Assistant Professor in Literature for a Hong Kong University

29 March 2010
Assistant Professor in Literature for a Hong Kong University
Details:
Hong Kong Baptist University
Assistant Professor in Literature
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
Assistant Professor in Literature

The appointee is expected to teach in two or more of the following areas: a) Comparative Literature; b) Contemporary World Literature; c) Chinese-Western Literary Relations (including Asian-American or other east or south Asian diaspora literatures); d) Literature and Film (or other disciplines); e) Literary Theory (diaspora/postcolonial studies, cultural studies, and ecocritical approaches preferred); and f) Gender Studies.

Other responsibilities include service on Department and Faculty committees, the mentoring of undergraduate majors and postgraduate students, as well as the supervising of undergraduate honours projects and postgraduate theses. The commitment to work in a multilingual and cross-cultural setting is essential. Some knowledge of Chinese, written and spoken, is an advantage but not strictly required.

Applicants should possess a relevant Ph.D. Degree, have a strong research program (including forthcoming or already secured peer-reviewed publications), as well as a demonstrated interest in collaborative work in the cross-cultural context. Outstanding teaching credentials are required. The position carries a 3-3 teaching load with continued research and publication expected.

The appointee will initially be offered a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2010. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application forms which are obtainable (a) by downloading from: [http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms]; or (b) by fax at 3411-7799 (local line only); or (c) in person from the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, Level 7, Shaw Tower, 34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon. Completed application form should be sent to the same address. Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference to the Personnel Office direct. Please quote PR number on all correspondence. Details of the University's 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 & conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 30 April 2010
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