Assistant Professor (English Literary Studies)

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Applications are invited for:-

Department of English
Assistant Professor (English Literary Studies)

(Ref: 210002DR) (Closing date: December 15, 2021)

The Department of English invites applications for an Assistant Professorship in English Literary Studies.
Applicants should have (i) a PhD in English Literary Studies or a related field; (ii) a specialization in American Literary Studies; (iii) a strong research background in one or more of the following areas: Drama, Performance Studies, Asian American literature, as well as pioneering approaches strengthening the Department’s long-term research and teaching aims in the fields of East/West Comparative Approaches, Digital Humanities, and Environmental Studies; (iv) a track record of scholarly research publications as well as potential for research grant writing; (v) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching; preference may be given to candidates who can provide evidence of strong teaching performances at undergraduate and graduate levels in areas including (but not limited to) Drama, Performance Studies, Asian American literature, Genre Fiction, Literature and Film, and East/West Comparative Approaches; and (vi) interest in and/or experience with impactful community outreach related to specified areas of research.

The appointee will (a) develop and teach courses at postgraduate and undergraduate levels; (b) supervise postgraduate students; (c) bid for external competitive grants; and (d) assist in administrative matters.

Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to 3 years initially commencing August 2022, which, subject to performance and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Application Procedure
The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post above. For more information and to apply online, please visit


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