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Assistant Professor(s) / Research Assistant Professor(s)

Reference Number
Closing Date
August 28, 2015
Post Specification

The Department invites applications for Assistant Professorship(s) / Research Assistant Professorship(s) in

(A) contemporary China and the world OR
(B) modern China and overseas networks (with specializations in women’s / gender history, urban history, social history, comparative history, or other research areas).

Appointment to the appropriate rank will be considered with reference to the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Applicants should (i) possess a PhD degree from a reputable university; (ii) be able to teach effectively courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in (A) contemporary China / contemporary world OR (B) modern China; (iii) have undertaken research in the aforementioned field(s); (iv) be able to publish research output with international impact; (v) be able to obtain external competitive research grants; (vi) be capable of intellectual leadership; (vii) be proficient in English and Chinese; and (viii) have good potential for academic administration.

The appointee(s) will (a) teach courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) participate in independent and joint research programmes; (c) serve on undergraduate and postgraduate thesis/dissertation committees; and (d) provide service at Departmental, Faculty and/or University levels.

Appointment(s) will initially be made on contract basis for up to three years commencing September 2015, renewable subject to funding, performance and mutual agreement. For the post of Research Assistant Professor, prospect of contract renewal will also depend on research performance with consistent success in securing external competitive grants as Principal Investigator.

Applications will be accepted until the post(s) is/are filled.

Salary and Fringe Benefits

Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care, plus a contract-end gratuity for appointment(s) of two years or longer and housing benefits for eligible appointees.

The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the University.

Application Procedure

Application forms are obtainable
(a) at; or
(b) in person/by mail with a stamped, self-addressed envelope from the Personnel Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong.

Please send the completed application form and/or full curriculum vitae, together with copies of qualification documents, a publication list and/or abstracts of selected published papers, a statement of research and teaching interests, recent teaching evaluation results, three course syllabuses, and names, addresses and fax numbers/e-mail addresses of three referees to whom the applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references (unless otherwise specified), to the Personnel Office by post or by fax to (852) 3942 0947 by the closing date.

Please quote the reference number and mark 'Application - Confidential' on cover. The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request.

Posting Date : Feb 27, 2015