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Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
The University of Hong Kong

Date Posted Dec. 31, 2020
Title Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
University The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Department Department of Politics and Public Administration
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Public Policy & Administration
    Political Science - General

The University of Hong Kong

Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in East Asian Politics/International Relations in the Department of Politics and Public Administration (Ref.: 502776)

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in East Asian Politics/International Relations in the Department of Politics and Public Administration (Ref.: 502776), to commence on August 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Exceptionally outstanding candidates at the Professor/Associate Professor level may be considered for appointment on tenure terms.

The Department has played a leading role in Politics and Public Administration research and education since its establishment in 1970. The Department offers two highly successful taught postgraduate programmes – Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master in International and Public Affairs (MIPA). More information about the Department can be obtained at

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree by the expected start date. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research interests include East Asian Politics or International Relations, with preference to those who study authoritarianism and who have expertise in data science or big data. Massive data sets are fundamentally reshaping the study of political structures and policy. This appointment recognises these shifts and builds upon existing appointments in data-driven politics and international relations. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. Candidates with the potential to make significant contributions to the field, complementing the strengths of the department, are preferred. Teaching duties may include undergraduate courses, common core courses, and courses in our Master of International and Public Affairs (MIPA) programme.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. 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) an up-to-date C.V., (2) a letter of interest, (3) graduate transcripts, (4) writing samples, (5) a research statement, (6) a teaching statement and (7) teaching evaluations. They should also arrange for (8) three confidential references (quoting the applicant’s name) to be sent directly by the referees to Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until January 15, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency

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