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Faculty of Arts --  University of Hong Kong -- Hong Kong
Faculty of Arts - Multiple Positions
The University of Hong Kong is at the international forefront of higher
learning and research, with more than 100 teaching departments and
sub-divisions of studies, and more than 60 research institutes and
centres. It has over 20,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from
48 countries. English is the medium of instruction. The University is
committed to international standards for excellence in scholarship and
Faculty of ArtsThe Faculty of Arts, founded in 1912, is one of the oldest
and largest faculties in the University. The Faculty is seeking to fill at
least 15 academic positions. These posts have been created with two
fundamental aims in mind: to prepare for the launch of the reformed
four-year curriculum in 2012 and the expansion in student numbers that
this will entail, and to bring new impetus and vigour to the Faculty's
research development. The Faculty has set itself the goal of excelling in
interdisciplinary studies, in particular in cultural comparisons and cross
cultural discourse in relation to China and the West. The Faculty will be
appointing top scholars in all major Humanities programmes to achieve this
aim. Information about the Faculty of Arts can be obtained at are invited for the following appointments
as Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Faculty of
Arts, tenable from as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis,
with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure, or on a
tenured basis for exceptionally outstanding candidates above Assistant
Professor level.
School of Chinese1. Classical Chinese Literature (Ref.:
RF-2006/2007-200)2. China-West Historical Studies (Ref.:
RF-2006/2007-200)3. Translation (English-Chinese/Chinese-English) (Ref.:
RF-2006/2007-201)School of English1. Cross-Cultural, Postcolonial, or
Travel Writing Studies (Ref.: RF-2006/2007-200)2. Arts coordinator for the
BA/BEd double degree, with a specialization in English morphology and
lexis, pedagogical grammar, second language acquisition or educational
linguistics (Ref.: RF-2006/2007-200)School of Geography1. Population and
Migration Studies (Ref.: RF-2006/2007-202)2. Tourism and Leisure (Ref.:
RF-2006/2007-203)School of Humanities (encompassing Art History,
Comparative Literature/Cultural Studies, History, Linguistics, Music,
Philosophy)1. Head of School (with specialization in one or more of the
above disciplines) (Ref.: RF-2006/2007-200)2. China-West Literary and
Cultural Studies (Ref.: RF-2006/2007-200)3. Musicology (including Western
Classical Music and/or East-West studies) (Ref.: RF-2006/2007-200)4.
Modern Chinese History (Ref.: RF-2006/2007-204)School of Modern Languages
and Cultures (encompassing American, European, Japanese, and Modern China
Studies, and 9 languages)1. Head of School (with specialization in one or
more of the above disciplines) (Ref.: RF-2006/2007-200)2. Modern Japanese
Studies (Ref.: RF-2006/2007-200)3. Modern China Studies (China Studies
programme coordinator) (Ref.: RF-2006/2007-200)4. Director of the Language
Centre (Ref.: RF-2006/2007-205)
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in related fields, a strong tertiary
teaching experience, a distinguished record of research and scholarship
and international standing for appointment at professor level. Preference
will be given to applicants who work in more than one
discipline.Applicants should indicate clearly on the application form
which post, discipline(s) and level, preferably with reference number,
they wish to be considered for.A highly competitive salary commensurate
with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointments will
attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a
retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well
as leave, and medical/dental benefits. Housing benefits will be provided
as applicable. Before preparing an application, prospective applicants are
invited to contact the Head of the School or department chairperson
concerned in the first instance to ascertain disciplinary areas they wish
to apply for. Applicants should then submit a completed University
application form, a curriculum vitae, a statement of professional
interests and accomplishments, and arrange to have three confidential
reference reports sent directly by the referees to the Assistant Registrar
(Appointments), Human Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong
Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.
Further particulars and application forms can be obtained
at; or from the Appointments Unit
(Senior), Human Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong (Fax (852) 2540 6735 or 2559 2058; E-mail: 
The University reserves the right not to fill some of the posts listed.
Review of applications will begin from December 1, 2006 until sufficient
appointments are made.The University is an equal opportunity employer and
is committed to a No-Smoking Policy


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