Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor / Associate Professor in International Relations in the Department of Politics and Public Administration (Ref: 522867), to commence in August 2024 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. Exceptionally outstanding candidates at the Associate Professor level may be considered for appointment on direct tenure terms subject to the University's approval.
The Department of Politics and Public Administration has played a leading role in Politics and Public Administration research and education since its establishment in 1970. The Department offers three highly successful taught postgraduate programmes – Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master in International and Public Affairs (MIPA), and Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)—as well as a thriving undergraduate programme. More information about the Department can be obtained at https://ppa.hku.hk/.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree and demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. Candidates with the potential to make significant achievements of contributions to the field, complementing the strengths of our department, are preferred. The position is open with respect to specialization, but applicants should have a clear focus in their research, backed by strong empirical skills.
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 the 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 (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload (1) an up-to-date CV, (2) a letter of interest, (3) graduate transcripts, (4) writing samples, (5) a research statement, (6) a teaching statement, (7) teaching evaluations, and (8) the contact information of three referees. Review of applications will start on September 1, 2023 and continue until March 31, 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is the earlier.
The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency.