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Gina Marchetti <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 11 May 2011 09:09:19 +0800
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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.
Ranked 21st among the top 200 universities in the world by the UK's Times
Higher Education, 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 1,200
members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are
internationally renowned.

Assistant Professor
in the School of Humanities (Comparative Literature)
 (Ref.: 20110322)
Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in the
School of Humanities (Comparative Literature), from August 2012 or as soon
as possible thereafter on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the
possibility of renewal. Appointee with demonstrated performance will be
considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract.

The department of Comparative Literature enjoys a reputation as a leader in
literary, theoretical, and cultural studies using cross-cultural materials
and interdisciplinary approaches. Main areas of research and teaching in
the department include visual cultures and film studies, literature,
critical theory, feminism and gender studies, postcolonial, Hong Kong, and
China studies, and new media and global studies. The department offers
B.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree programmes, and has excellent teaching and
research facilities and support. The University and the Hong Kong Research
Grants Council provide substantial competitive funding for research projects
of all kinds. Information about the Department can be obtained at

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Comparative Literature or a
related field. The Department seeks applicants who are strongly committed
to teaching and research in literary and cultural studies in Asian and/or
China-West contexts. Those with a strong publication record and experience
in teamwork will have an advantage. The appointee will be expected to teach
a range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels presented in
theoretical, postcolonial, global, and comparative frames. Courses may
include introductory film and literature, gender and sexuality, as well as
drama and poetry.

Annual salary will be in the range of HK$484,980 749,520 (approximately
US$1 = HK$ 7.8) (subject to review from time to time at the entire
discretion of the University), with starting salary depending on
qualifications and experience. At current rates, salaries tax does not
exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment carries leave and
medical/dental benefits. 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

To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit an application
letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a 1-3 page description of
dissertation and/or current research project, a sample syllabus in literary
and cultural studies as well as arrange to have three confidential
references (quoting Ref.: 20110322) sent directly by the referees to the
Assistant Registrar (Appointments), Human Resource Section, Registry, The
University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong. Shortlisted candidates
may be invited to attend an interview.

Further particulars and application forms (152/708) 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: [log in to unmask]). Closes September
30, 2011. Candidates who are not contacted within 4 months of the closing
date may consider their applications unsuccessful.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and
is committed to a No-Smoking Policy
Esther Cheung
Chairperson, Department of Comparative Literature
University of Hong Kong.

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