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Vancacy at the University of Hong Kong: Professor/ Associate Professor in Japanese Studies (specializing in literature, film, or translation)

03 April 2012
Vancacy at the University of Hong Kong: Professor/ Associate Professor in Japanese Studies (specializing in literature, film, or translation)
Details:
Deadline: 15 June 2012

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 about 100 sub-divisions of studies and learning. There are over 23,400 undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more than 1,800 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Professor/Associate Professor in Japanese Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Ref.: 201200267)

Applications are invited for appointment as Professor/Associate Professor in Japanese Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC), tenable from September 1, 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. Those specializing in literature, film, translation, linguistics, business culture, anthropology, and/or religion are especially encouraged to apply. The appointment will initially be made on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and tenure consideration for exceptionally outstanding candidates.

The department of Japanese Studies is an energetic and growing program in the SMLC within the Faculty of Arts. Inspired by an interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching, the SMLC is home to several area studies programs in American Studies, European Studies, Japanese Studies and Modern China Studies, as well as programs in language and culture, including Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Thai. Further information about the School can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/smlc/.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree and a high international standing in a relevant field, with an exceptional record of high-quality research and scholarly publications. Responsibilities will include teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, mentoring students, and contributing to building the curriculum. The appointee must exhibit promise of leadership and vision, possess an excellent research agenda, and have engaging ideas for propelling the program to the next level of excellence. The SMLC, the University, and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council provide substantial competitive funding for research projects of all kinds.

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisements (Ref.: RF-2009/2010-16 and 20100011) need not re-apply.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment 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 benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

Applicants should send a completed application form, a letter of application, CV, a writing sample of scholarly work, an abstract of a current research project, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. sample syllabi, student teaching evaluations), and three reference letters (one of which must explicitly address the candidate’s teaching ability) to smlcsena@hku.hk. Inquiries about the position may be directed to: Dr. Kendall Johnson, Head of the School of SMLC (e-mail: kjohnson@hku.hk).

Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes June 15, 2012. The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For inquiries: kjohnson@hku.hk

For submissions: download the application form here and send all requirements to smlcsena@hku.hk

Website: http://www.hku.hk/
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