Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Public Administration

October 3, 2022

Job Description

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Public Administration in the Department of Politics and Public Administration (Ref: 516520), to commence in September 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 Politics and Public Administration has played a leading role in Politics and Public Administration research and education since its establishment in 1970. The Department offers three highly successful taught postgraduate programmes – Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master in International and Public Affairs (MIPA), and Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)—as well as a thriving undergraduate programme. More information about the Department can be obtained at https://ppa.hku.hk/

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree and demonstrate achievements of excellence in research and teaching. While the areas of specialization are open, we are particularly interested in scholars capable of interdisciplinary research on the regulatory and governance issues of AI technologies, digital ethics, smart city innovation, sustainable development, and/or environmental governance. Applicants from other areas, such as public policy process, public sector management, social innovation and entrepreneurship, regulation, philanthropy and nonprofit management, and policy analysis are also welcome.  We are open to different theoretical approaches and value methodological diversity. We are committed to upgrading our expertise in quantitative methods and welcome applicants with the relevant skills. 

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 the gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of the basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload (1) an up-to-date CV, (2) a letter of interest, (3) graduate transcripts, (4) writing samples, (5) a research statement, (6) a teaching statement, (7) teaching evaluations, and (8) the contact information of three referees.  Review of applications will start on January 3, 2023 and continue until March 31, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is the earlier. 

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