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Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in English Literary Studies

Ref.: 508727
Work type: Full-time
 School of English (04300)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in English Literary Studies in the School of English (Ref. 508727), to commence on September 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline, a proven track record, and be prepared to teach and supervise at the B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels.  The position is open to scholars working in 19th to early-20th century literatures in English.  Special consideration will be given to candidates who also have interest or expertise in Digital Humanities.

The School of English offers an integrated programme in English Studies, including undergraduate teaching and supervision of research students in English and American Literatures, World Literature in English, English Linguistics, World Englishes, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, and Language and the Law. The School contributes to the teaching of the B.A. & B.Ed. in Language Education (English) and the B.A. & L.L.B. double degree programmes. Information about the School is available at http://www.english.hku.hk/. Please note that the School is not involved in ESL teaching.

Appointment as Associate Professor will be on tenure terms; and appointment as Assistant Professor will be made on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.  A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to 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, totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. and a writing sample (one dissertation chapter or published article).  In addition, please also arrange to have three referees send their letters of recommendation confidentially and directly to soesrapp@hku.hk by March 15, 2022, after applicants have submitted their applications. Enquiries about the post may be sent to the School (email: soesrapp@hku.hk).  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until March 15, 2022.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. The Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from all genders to apply.

Advertised: Nov 19, 2021 (HK Time)
Applications close: Mar 15, 2022 (HK Time)