Tenure-Track Professor in Comparative Politics / Public Administration

October 4, 2022

Job Description

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor in Comparative Politics / Public Administration in the Department of Politics and Public Administration (Ref.516521), 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.  Exceptionally outstanding candidates may be considered for appointment on direct tenure terms subject to University’s approval. 

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. Particularly, we encourage applications from scholars whose expertise combines policy process and analysis, and cross-regional and cross-country comparison. The ideal candidates are those who seek to provide compelling insights into the formulation, implementation and evaluation of public policies across regional and national boundaries; and are able to make theoretical contributions relevant to both public policy and comparative politics. The Department values diverse research methodologies; and is committed to upgrading our expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methods.

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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