Job Opening: University of Hong Kong: Centre of Buddhist Studies

job opening - 5Founded 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/centres.  There are over 27,700 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Non-Tenure Track Professor in the Centre of Buddhist Studies (Ref.: 201501193)

Applications are invited for appointment as Non-Tenure Track Professor in the Centre of Buddhist Studies, to commence from September 1, 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

The successful candidate will be considered for the conferment of Endowed Professorship, with the title ofGlorious Sun Professor in Buddhist Studies.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree in Buddhist studies with at least six years of teaching and supervision experience in a recognized tertiary institution.  They should have expertise in Pāli language and textual criticism for teaching and research purposes.  It is an advantage, but not necessary, if they have fieldwork experience in a traditional Theravāda country such as Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, etc.  The appointee is expected to make a substantial contribution to the Centre’s strategic development and in fostering academic collaborations locally, regionally and internationally.  He/She should be able to demonstrate international peer recognition and world leadership in their area of expertise and have an established record of research and publications.  He/She will be required to lead the development of interdisciplinary and collaborative research initiatives.  He/She should be able to direct research and teaching activities and have experience in supervising research students.  The area of specialization is Early/Theravāda Buddhism.

The Centre promotes innovative thinking and new horizons for Buddhist studies and research.  Information about the Centre can be obtained at

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered.  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, as well as annual leave, and medical benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.


Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., contact details of at least three referees and other supporting materials to  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at and further particulars can be obtained at  Closes November 30, 2015.  The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to a No-Smoking Policy

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