Academic positions for China/Asia sociologists/anthropologists

From "Yan Hairong" <>
Date Sun, 11 Feb 2007 22:47:58 +0800
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Dear all,

Please help getting the word out. The deadline is approaching soon.

The dept. of sociology (has anthropology program) of Hong Kong
University is looking for new colleagues. The dept. plans to recruit a
professor in sociology/anthropology, an assistant/associate professor
in criminology, and two assistant professors in sociology/anthroplogy.
The text of the job announcement is pasted below and can also be found
in the website


Department of Sociology

Applications are invited for the following appointments in the
Department of Sociology. The appointees will be expected to contribute
to the full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate degree
programmes in the Department.

1. Professor in Sociology/Anthropology (Ref.: RF-2006/2007-449) from
as soon as possible. The appointment will be made under the Centenary
Recruitment Plan (CRP) on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the
possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure during the second
three-year contract, or on tenure terms for exceptionally outstanding
candidates. Information about the CRP can be obtained at .

Applicants should have an international reputation in the field of
Sociology/Anthropology, as evidenced by an outstanding record of
high-quality research and scholarly publications, and should be able
to make a major contribution to academic and administrative
leadership. Their research profile should ideally match one or more of
the Department's Strategic Development themes as follows and be
Asia-focused: Global Migration, Diaspora Studies and Transnationalism,
Media and Culture, Crime and Deviance. The appointee will be expected
to teach in the area of Social Theory and Research Methods. Review of
applications will start from April 2, 2007 and will continue until the
post is filled.

2. Associate/Assistant Professor in Criminology (Ref.:
RF-2006/2007-450), from September 1, 2007on a three-year fixed-term
basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Sociology of Crime and
Deviance, Criminology or a closely related field, with a proven record
in teaching, research and publication. Applications are particularly
welcome from those with interests in one or more of the following
areas: cultural criminology, globalization and comparative
criminologies, social exclusion and (dis)order, criminal justice and
social control. The appointee will be expected to teach a range of
core courses in Criminology, including theory and/or methods. Closes
March 15, 2007.

3. Assistant Professor in Sociology/Anthropology (2 posts) (Ref.: RF-
2006/2007-451) from September 1, 2007on a three-year fixed-term basis,
with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Sociology/Anthropology,
with a good publication record, concrete future plans for publications
and some teaching experience. For one of the posts, preference will be
given to those with a strong research interest in Asia, as well as a
proven capability in areas in China and Chinese Diaspora Studies,
International Migration, Transnationalism and Development. For the
second post, preference will be given to those with research and
teaching experience in Media and Cultural Studies, as well as Family
and Gender Studies.Proficiency in an Asian language would be an
advantage. The appointees should be able to teach a range of core
courses in Sociology/Anthropology, including research theories and
methods, and will also be expected to teach in the areas listed
above.Closes March 15, 2007.

Applicants should indicate clearly which post and field (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.

Further particulars and application forms (272/302 amended) can be
obtained at ; by fax (2540 6735 or 2559
2058); e-mail (; directly from the Appointments
Unit, Room 1001, Knowles Building; or by writing to the Appointments
Unit (Senior), Human Resource Section, Registry, The University of
Hong Kong, enclosing a $1.40 stamped self-addressed envelope.
Candidates who are not contacted within 6 months of the closing date
(or for post (1), the date of their applications) may consider their
applications unsuccessful.