Lecturer in Humanities
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Lecturer in Humanities

Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Humanities (05200)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Lecturer in the School of Humanities (Comparative Literature) (Ref.: 516285), to commence as soon as possible on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal on the basis of performance and funding availability.

The degree of Master of Arts in Literary and Cultural Studies (MALCS) Programme is a postgraduate degree offered by the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong.  The courses introduce students to a wide range of theoretical, literary and filmic texts, exploring historical and contemporary issues within modernity and globalization.

The appointee will work with the Programme Director and Coordinator in further developing the Programme’s existing strengths as well as supporting MALCS teaching and administration.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Comparative Literature, or Film Studies, or a related field and are expected to have 5 years of teaching experience. The Department seeks applicants who are experienced in and committed to quality teaching of postgraduate students in literary studies, film studies, and/or cultural studies. They should be well-versed in literary, critical, and/or film theory, have excellent teaching evaluations, ready to share administrative duties, and be interested in integrating teaching with research in literary or film studies in Hong Kong and China-West contexts. Courses are taught with a combination of interactive lectures, discussion of reading, video, and some form of experiential learning. The teaching duties include designing and preparing course syllabi, assigning reading, teaching and advising students, assessing student work and assigning grades, and participating in reviews.

The MALCS courses are listed here: https://complit.hku.hk/malcs/coursework.html.  Enquiries about the post should be sent to malcs@hku.hk.

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.

The University only accepts online applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., and a portfolio of past teaching materials and evaluations. Applicants should also arrange two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent by their referees to malcsjob@hku.hk when invited to do so.  Review of applications will commence on January 2, 2023 and continue until June 30, 2023 or until the post 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.

Advertised:Oct 12, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close:Jun 30, 2023 (HK Time)

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