Professor/Associate Professor on tenure terms or Tenure-Track Assistant Professor


Applications are invited for appointment as Professor/Associate Professor on tenure terms or Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in English Literary Studies (the Long Nineteenth Century) in the School of English (Ref. 524440), to commence on September 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.  Appointment as Assistant Professor will be made 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 position is open to literary scholars (open rank) working in the Long Nineteenth Century.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline, a proven track record, and be prepared to teach and supervise at the B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels.  Special consideration will be given to candidates who also have interest or expertise in Digital Humanities.  

The School of English offers an integrated programme in English Studies, including undergraduate teaching and supervision of research students in English and American Literatures, World Literature in English, English Linguistics, World Englishes, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, and Language and the Law. The School contributes to the teaching of the B.A. & B.Ed. in Language Education (English) and the B.A. & L.L.B. double degree programmes. Information about the School is available at  Please note that the School is not involved in ESL teaching.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, together with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme at 15% of basic salary for fixed-term appointment.  Other benefits include annual leave and professional leave, medical benefits, and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries.  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; (2) an up-to-date C.V. (which should include the names and contact information of three referees); and (3) a writing sample (one dissertation chapter or published article).  Shortlisted applicants will be invited to arrange for three reference letters to be sent by their referees to the School confidentially for consideration.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible, and continue until March 29, 2024, or until the position is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. The Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from all genders to apply.


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