Job Opening: Assistant Professor, History

job opening - 5Institution: University of Hong Kong
Location: Hong Kong
Position:  Assistant Professor, HIstory

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 over 140 academic departments and institutes/centers. 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 History in the School of Humanities (History) (Ref.: 201400293)

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in History in the Department of History in the School of Humanities from July 1, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. Appointee with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent by the date of appointment. They should demonstrate a passion for research and a commitment to develop an innovative research-led teaching profile. Geographic and thematic fields within the discipline of history are open. Preference will be given to candidates who complement the research strengths of our department.

The successful candidate is expected to develop an excellent research profile, to excel in undergraduate teaching, student mentorship, postgraduate supervision, and to participate in the administration of the department. The University and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council provide substantial competitive funding for research projects of many kinds. Teaching development grants are also available to assist with the development of innovative undergraduate courses. Information about the Department of History can be obtained at Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor Charles Schencking (e-mail:

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with 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 letter of application, a C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. sample syllabi, student teaching evaluations), and your three referees should send their reference letters, to The application form (341/1111) can be obtained at Further particulars can be found at  Please state the post applied for clearly on the application form. Closes September 5, 2014.

About Paula

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