Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (2 posts)

October 7, 2022

Job Description

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (2 posts) in the Department of Sociology (Ref.: 516775), to commence on July 1, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The Department of Sociology was founded in 1967, at that time the first sociology department in Hong Kong. It has a long history of drawing from an interdisciplinary and qualitative approach to the study of social issues in Hong Kong, China, and Asia more generally.  The 2022 QS World University Ranking rated the Department the 34th among the world’s top 200 universities in the subject of sociology.  The Department offers a range of innovative and engaging taught programmes, including undergraduate major/minor programmes in Sociology, Criminology and Media & Cultural Studies.  In addition to research postgraduate degrees, it also offers two taught postgraduate programmes in Criminology and Media, Culture and Creative Cities. Its faculty, research postgraduate students and post-doctoral fellows, are actively engaged in cutting-edge research and excel in producing excellent scholarly research in the social sciences.  Information about the Department can be obtained at https://sociology.hku.hk

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Sociology or related areas such as anthropology, contemporary China studies, demography, criminology, media and cultural studies. The appointees will be expected to contribute teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels programmes, supervising research postgraduate students, conducting and publishing high quality research work, and assisting in administration.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At the 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, totaling up to 15% of the basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload (1) a cover letter indicating the earliest availability date, (2) an up-to-date CV with the contact information of three referees, (3) one sample of a representative research output, (4) a research plan of not more than 2 pages, (5) a teaching statement of not more than 2 pages, and (6) outlines of two proposed undergraduate courses.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until November 30, 2022 or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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