Tenure-track position in premodern Chinese literature

The Division of Humanities of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is searching for suitable candidates to fill a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of Premodern Chinese literature.  Areas of specialization are open, but strong preference will be given to candidates whose research falls in the periods before the eighteenth century, such as Tang-Song, or Ming-early Qing eras.  The position is to be filled beginning in Fall 2023.  The successful candidate is expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and contribute to the introductory Common Core course, Critical Thinking and Data Literacy.

Apart from a master’s degree program in Chinese Culture and a research postgraduate degree program at both the master’s and doctoral levels under the broad umbrella of the Division of Humanities, the Division offers general education courses for all undergraduates at HKUST.  Together with the Division of Social Science, the Division of Humanities offers a multidisciplinary undergraduate major program of BSc in Global China Studies.

Applicants should have a PhD degree from a reputable university and show promise of becoming a colleague with a publication record of international impact, a record of grant/fellowship application, proven commitment and performance in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, and demonstrated service to the academic community and the public.  English is the medium of instruction and administration at HKUST, but mastery of classical Chinese and primary sources is expected.  HKUST is an institution promoting diversity.  We therefore strongly encourage suitable candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Starting salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits including annual leave and medical/dental benefits will be provided.  Housing benefits will also be provided where applicable.  Initial appointment will normally be on a three-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement.  A gratuity will be payable upon completion of contract.

Application Procedure

Applications should be sent via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/114000 with (i) a cover letter, including a brief statement of research and teaching; (ii) full CV; (iii) two writing samples of chapter/article length work, all in PDF format; and (iv) record of teaching performance and/ or outlines of two proposed undergraduate courses.  Three reference letters should also be sent via Interfolio as the preferred method, or directly sent to hmlit@ust.hk.  The Search and Appointments Committee of the Division will begin to review the applications from 31 October 2022.  The review process will continue until the position is filled.

(Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes only.)

HKUST is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to our core values of  inclusiveness, diversity, and respect.


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