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Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities (Comparative Literature)

Institution Type:   College / University
Location:   Hong Kong
Position:   Assistant Professor

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 1,200 members
of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are internationally
Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities (Comparative Literature)
(Ref.: 201100947)
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.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 or equivalent that focuses on *Hong
Kong cinema*. The applicant will primarily contribute to teaching and
research in the Department of Comparative Literature and should possess the
expertise in teaching major and common core courses on Hong Kong cinema and
culture, courses related to world cinema and globalization, or other
courses compatible with those offered by the Department. The applicant is
also expected to participate in the Arts Facultys emerging programme in
Global Creative Industries as well as the new, interdisciplinary Hong Kong
Studies programme. Those with a strong publication record demonstrating an
ability to explore the global impact and engagement of Hong Kong cinema
will be favorably considered. Capacity to engage in teamwork is fundamental
to the position. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Esther
Cheung, Chairperson of the Department of Comparative Literature (e-mail:
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A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the
appointees qualifications and experience will be offered.  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, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as
leave, and medical/dental benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as

Contact: Applicants should send an application letter, an up-to-date
curriculum vitae, a 1-3 page description of dissertation and/or current
research project, a sample syllabus on Hong Kong Cinema and Global Creative
Industries and 3 confidential references (quoting Ref.: 201100947) sent
directly by the referees, to the Assistant Registrar (Appointments), Human
Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong Kong by e-mail (
[log in to unmask]).  Further particulars can be obtained at Shortlisted candidates may be invited to
attend an interview. Review of applications will start on November 30, 2011
until the post is filled.  Candidates who are not contacted within 4 months
of the review date may consider their applications unsuccessful.
The University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a
No-Smoking Policy
Primary Category: Cultural History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Film and Film History
Posting Date: 11/14/2011
Closing Date 02/07/2012

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