Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Korean Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (University of Hong Kong)

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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 27,700 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.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Korean Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Ref.: 201401386)

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Korean Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, to commence on August 1, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter on a mutually agreed date, 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 possess native or near-native fluency in Korean and English, and must have obtained a Ph.D. degree by the date of appointment. Specialisations within the discipline of Korean Studies are open but preference will be given to candidates who complement the research strengths of the School. The appointee is expected to develop an excellent research profile; to excel in undergraduate teaching, student mentorship, postgraduate supervision; and to participate in the administration of the School. This position is made possible in part by support from the Korea Foundation. The University and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council provide substantial competitive funding for research projects of many kinds. Teaching development grants are also available to assist with the development of innovative undergraduate courses. Information about the School can be obtained at http://www.smlc.hku.hk. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Su Yun Kim (e-mail: suyunkim@hku.hk).

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 letter of application, an up-to-date C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work (25 pages max), Ph.D. dissertation abstract and chapter outline, evidence of teaching ability (including student evaluations, if available, and 2 sample syllabi of proposed undergraduate courses), and 3 confidential references (quoting Ref.: 201401386) 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 February 25, 2015.

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

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Primary Category: Korean History / Studies
Secondary Categories: East Asian History / Studies
Posting Date: 01/19/2015
Closing Date 02/25/2015