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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 508299
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Sociology (30400)
Categories: Professoriate Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology (Ref.: 508299), to commence on August 1, 2022 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 area of specialization is open. 

The Department of Sociology was founded in 1967, at that time the first sociology department in Hong Kong. It has a long history of drawing from an interdisciplinary and qualitative approach to the study of social issues in Hong Kong, China, and Asia more generally.  The 2021 QS World University Ranking rated the Department the 28th among the world’s top 200 universities in the subject of sociology.  The Department offers a range of innovative and engaging taught programmes, including undergraduate major/minor programmes in Sociology, Criminology and Media & Cultural Studies.  In addition to research postgraduate degrees, it also offers two taught postgraduate programmes in Criminology and Media, Culture and Creative Cities. Its faculty, research postgraduate students and post-doctoral fellows, are actively engaged in cutting-edge research and excel in producing excellent scholarly research in the social sciences.  Information about the Department can be obtained at 

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Sociology or cognate fields, a proven record in teaching, research and publications, and external competitive grants. The appointee will be expected to contribute to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate level programmes, supervise research postgraduate students, conduct and publish high quality research work, and assist in administration. 

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At the 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 the basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. 

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site ( and upload (1) a cover letter indicating the earliest availability date, (2) an up-to-date CV with the contact information of three referees, (3) one sample of a representative research output, (4) a research plan of not more than 2 pages, (5) a teaching statement of not more than 2 pages, and (6) outlines of two proposed undergraduate courses.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until November 15, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


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