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University of Hong Kong: Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature

05 April 2010
University of Hong Kong: Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature
Details:
University of Hong Kong - Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities (Comparative Literature)

Location: Hong Kong
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Assistant or Associate Professor
Submitted: Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Applications are invited for appointment as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities (Comparative Literature), from August 2010 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.

The Department of Comparative Literature enjoys a reputation as a leader in literary, theoretical, and cultural studies using cross-cultural materials and interdisciplinary approaches. Main areas of research and teaching in the department include visual cultures and film studies, literature, critical theory, feminism and gender studies, postcolonial, Hong Kong, and China studies, and new media and global studies. The Department offers B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree programmes, and it has excellent teaching and research facilities and support. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/complit/.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Comparative Literature or a related field. The Department of Comparative Literature seeks applicants who are strongly committed to teaching and research in literary and cultural studies in Hong Kong context as well as contributing to other areas. They should also be well-versed in literary, critical and cultural theory. Applicants should have a good publication record and preferably have experience in teaching courses in Hong Kong culture in a theoretical, comparative, and/or global frame.

Annual salaries will be in the following ranges (subject to review from time to time at the entire discretion of the University):
Associate Professor : HK$626,400 - 968,700
Assistant Professor : HK$477,360 - 737,700
(approximately US$1 = HK$7.8)

The level of appointment and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as leave, and medical/dental benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

Further particulars and application forms (152/708) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/; or from the Appointments Unit (Senior), Human Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (fax: (852) 2540 6735 or 2559 2058; e-mail: senrappt@hku.hk). Applicants should arrange to have three confidential references (quoting Ref.: 20100138) sent directly by the referees to the Assistant Registrar (Appointments), Human Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong. Closes April 30, 2010. Candidates who are not contacted within 4 months of the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.
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