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The University of Hong Kong

Centenary Recruitment Plan

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. Ranked 24th among the top 200 universities in the world by the UK's Times Higher Education, the University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and about 100 sub-divisions of studies and learning. There are over 23,400 undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more than 1,200 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.

As the University approaches its 100th anniversary, a major human resource expansion plan has been launched to provide 200 new academic positions. The purpose of this Centenary Recruitment Plan is to enhance our research competitiveness and to facilitate the introduction and delivery of a new four-year undergraduate curriculum from 2012.

Building on Hong Kong's international status and its mission to serve China, the University offers an intellectually-stimulating and culturally-rich academic environment, with attractive remuneration packages.

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Governance and Civil Society
(Ref.: 20100017)

Applications are invited for appointment as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Governance and Civil Society in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, from August 1, 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. The appointee will be considered for tenure after satisfactory completion of a second fixed-term contract.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and a strong record of research and teaching in the fields of public administration, public policy, political theory, or comparative politics. Preference will be given to those with expertise in one or more of the following areas of study: participatory governance and civic engagement, roles of civil society in policy-making, and theories of civil society and its relations with the state. The appointee is expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Annual salaries will be in the following ranges (subject to review from time to time at the entire discretion of the University):
Associate Professor : HK$661,980 - 1,023,720
Assistant Professor : HK$504,480 - 779,640
(approximately US$1=HK$7.8)

The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as leave, and medical/dental benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

Applicants should submit a completed application form, a letter of interest that describes their research and training, a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, writing samples, a research statement, a teaching statement and teaching evaluations, and arrange to have three confidential references (quoting Ref.: 20100017) sent directly by the referees to the Assistant Registrar (Appointments), Human Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong. Further particulars and application forms (152/708) can be obtained at or from the Appointments Unit (Senior), Human Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (fax: (852) 2540 6735 or 2559 2058; e-mail: Review of applications will start from March 1, 2010, and will continue until the post is filled. Candidates who are not contacted within 4 months from the review date may consider their applications unsuccessful.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a No-Smoking Policy