Ref.: 201801648
Posting Title: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in English Literary Studies
Department: School of English
Closing Date: November 30, 2018
 

 

Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in English Literary Studies in the School of English, in the field of Early Modern and Renaissance studies, to commence on September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The School of English offers an integrated programme in English Studies, including undergraduate teaching and supervision of research students in English and American literatures, postcolonial and world literature in English, English linguistics, World Englishes, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, language acquisition, and language and law. The School's unique profile in literary and cultural studies supports strong cross-cultural and boundary-crossing research and teaching, spearheading innovative studies, conferences, classes, and workshops in interdisciplinary inquiries of national, institutional, and cultural spaces such as: “Elegance and Messiness in the Age of Risk” (Biennial Symposium on Literature and Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region 2013), “Siting Postcoloniality Colloquium and Workshop” (2015), and “Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos” (2016). The School supports a thriving undergraduate interdisciplinary programme in Language and Communication, as well as a Black Box creative studio, which focus on the study, use, and performance of language in multilingual contexts, particularly in Asia. The School also contributes to the teaching of the B.A. & B.Ed. in Language Education (English) and the B.A. & L.L.B. double degree programmes. Information about the School’s academic programmes and research profile can be found at https://www.english.hku.hk.  Please note that the School is not involved in ESL teaching.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline, a proven track record of research, and be prepared to teach and supervise at the B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels.  The appointee will participate in and help to shape literary and cultural studies in English in the expanding field of Early Modern and Renaissance studies and will be expected to teach the School's courses such as the popular ‘Shakespeare’ course, as well as to develop innovative courses in expanding disciplinary and global contexts.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical 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 applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., and one writing sample (one dissertation chapter or published article) to the School at soesrapp@hku.hk. Please also arrange to have three referees send their letters of recommendation confidentially and directly to soesrapp@hku.hk by the same deadline, but only after applicants have submitted their application.  An application form (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc.  Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/Closes November 30, 2018.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.