[URBANTH-L]JOB: University of Hong Kong, Socio/Anthro, Asst. Prof.

Benito Vergara vergara.benito at gmail.com
Sun Nov 25 12:26:34 EST 2007

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. Of a number of recent indicators of the
University's performance, one is its ranking at 18 among the top 200
universities in the world by the UK's Times Higher Education
Supplement. The University has a comprehensive range of study
programmes and research disciplines, with 20,000 undergraduate and
postgraduate students from 50 countries, and a complement of 1,200
academic members of staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Assistant Professor in Sociology/Anthropology in the Department of Sociology
(Ref.: RF-2007/2008-321)

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in
Sociology/Anthropology (2 posts) in the Department of Sociology, from
as soon as possible on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the
possibility of renewal.

The introduction of the 4-year curriculum has brought exciting and new
directions to the Department of Sociology. As a result, we are
expanding and recruiting scholars whose research and teaching
interests match our new orientations.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Sociology/Anthropology,
with a good publication record, concrete future plans for publications
and some teaching experience. The ideal candidate should be able to
teach a range of courses in Sociology/Anthropology, including
introductory courses, theories, research methods, class and
inequalities, and family and gender. Preference will be given to those
with a strong research and teaching interest in Asia, as well as a
proven capability in at least one of the following areas: 1) Global
Migration, Transnationalism and Development, 2) Culture, Media and
Heritage Studies. The appointees will be expected to contribute to the
full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate degree
programmes in the Department. Information about the Department can be
obtained at http://www.hku.hk/sociodep/.

Annual salary for Assistant Professorship will be in the range of
HK$474,600 - 733,440 (approx. US$1=HK$7.8) (subject to review from
time to time at the entire discretion of the University). At current
rates, salaries tax does not exceed 16% of gross income. The
appointments 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.

Further particulars and application forms (272/302 amended) can be
obtained at https://www.hku.hk/apptunit/; 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:
senrappt at hkucc.hku.hk). Review of applications will start from January
2, 2008 and will continue until the posts are 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

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