School of Chinese, University of Hong Kong

Position ID:HKU-School of Chinese-TAP [#9029]
Position Title: Temporary Assistant Professor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Position Location:Central District, NA, Hong Kong [map]
Subject Area: African Languages / African Languages
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/03/24)
Position Description:    

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The University of Hong Kong

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 over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Temporary Assistant Professor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (African Studies) (Ref.: 201700362)

Applications are invited for appointment as temporary Assistant Professor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (African Studies), to commence on September 1, 2017 for a period of one year.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree, and have undertaken original research that has contributed to the body of knowledge in a relevant field related to African Art History and African Studies. They should also have a record of research and publication commensurate with the career stage.

The appointee must contribute to teaching four credit-bearing courses in any of the following areas: African Art History; West African Art; Central African Art; East African Art; traditional and non-traditional methodologies and criticism in African Art History; Modern/Contemporary African Art; African cultures; African literature; and African cinema. Information about the School can be obtained at Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Facil Tesfaye (e-mail:

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered, as well as annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. Please note that the University is not able to offer a relocation assistance package (including temporary University housing accommodation and a passage and baggage allowance) to the successful candidate recruited from overseas.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, an abstract of dissertation or current research project, evidence of teaching ability, and arrange for 3 confidential references (quoting the advertisement reference number) to be sent directly by the referees, to Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at Further particulars can be obtained at Closes April 30, 2017.

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

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified women to apply.

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