Job Openings: (3) Japanese Studies, Full Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor

Institution:   University of Hong Kongjob opening - 5
Location:   Hong Kong
Position:   Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor(3 posts) in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures

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.

Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Japanese Studies (3 posts) in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Ref.: 201300928)

Applications are invited for appointment as Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Japanese Studies (3 posts) in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, from January/September 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.

The appointees should be specialists in modern Japanese literature, history and/or culture. Applicants should possess native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English.  They should have experience in teaching and researching Japan in transnational contexts, and be capable of offering courses on literature, film studies, popular culture, or other visual and performing arts. The appointees will be responsible for teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, mentoring students and contributing to curriculum development.  They should have demonstrated leadership and vision, and possess an excellent research agenda and an energetic and engaging personality for propelling the program to new heights.  The School and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council offer competitive funding for research projects of all kinds. The appointees should have obtained a Ph.D. degree in taking up the appointment.

A globally competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointments will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as annual leave, and medical benefits.  Housing benefits will also 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 the advertisement reference number) sent directly by the referees to  Please indicate clearly at which level they wish to be considered for.  Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at  Further particulars can be obtained at  Closes November 30, 2013.  The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of application result.

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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