Position, Assistant Professor in Global Creative Industries, University of Hong Kong

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University of Hong Kong - School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Assistant Professor in Global Creative Industries

Institution Type:    College / University
Location:    Hong Kong
Position:    Assistant Professor

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/centres. There are over 27,800 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic staff coming from 50 countries, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Global Creative Industries in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Ref.: 201401081)

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Global Creative Industries with expertise in the field of creative industries in East Asia in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC), to commence on January 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.   An 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 in a discipline (film, law, literature, history, political science, social science) that supports specialization and related expertise in creative industries in East Asia. The appointee will teach and supervise at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels with the Global Creative Industries Programme; candidates with teaching experience in tertiary education are encouraged to apply. Relevant working experience in creative industries is preferable but not essential. Applicants should demonstrate a capacity to link Global Creative Industries to other areas of studies (Africa, America, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea).  The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent research programme related to Global Creative Industries. Information about the School can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/smlc/. Enquiries about the post can be sent to Dr. Dixon Heung-wah Wong (email: hwwongc@hku.hk).

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 201301126) need not re-apply.

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 cover letter, an updated C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, an abstract of dissertation or current research project, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. syllabi, student teaching evaluations) and industry-related experience and 3 confidential references (quoting Ref.: 201401081) sent directly by the referees to smlcsena@hku.hk.  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc, and further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.   Closes December 31, 2014.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.

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

Website:  http://jobs.hku.hk
Primary Category:  Area Studies
Secondary Categories:  Cultural History / Studies
Digital Humanities
East Asian History / Studies
Film and Film History
Social Sciences
Visual Studies
Posting Date:  09/30/2014
Closing Date  12/31/2014