Job Vacancy: Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (English Literature) for the City University of Hong Kong

05 February 2013
Job Vacancy: Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (English Literature) for the City University of Hong Kong
Deadline: 20 March 2013

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talent and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement. Currently, the University has six Colleges/Schools. Within the next two years, the University aims to recruit 100 more scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including science, engineering, business, social sciences, humanities, law, creative media, energy, environment, and other strategic growth areas.


The Department of English is a leading centre for English studies in the Asian region, and has an international reputation for its research on English language and literature, creative writing and professional communication. It is currently entering an exciting new stage of development with new initiatives in English for the creative professions, digital media, literary and cultural studies, rhetoric and composition, and interdisciplinary studies. The Department was ranked 35th in the world in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds survey. Further information on the Department is available at


The Department now seeks to make appointments at the Associate Professor/Assistant Professor level in the field of English Literature. It is interested in young or mid-career scholars with ambitious research agendas and creative ideas for teaching canonical British and American literature to speakers of English as a second language. The post involves teaching and designing courses both for English majors and for other students in the University studying English as part of their general education requirement. Candidates should hold a PhD in English or related disciplines, demonstrate the capacity to produce high quality scholarly output, and be able to design innovative courses. Experience working with speakers of English as a second or foreign language is desirable.

The post offers significant opportunities for career development including strong support for research and conference attendance. The post is a substantiation-track position.

(For further information or queries, please email Dr. Rodney JONES at )

SALARY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE: Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance. Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable). Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.


Further information on the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong [Fax : (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311/email :].

Please send the application with a current curriculum vitae and names of three referees to the Human Resources Office. Applications received by 20 March 2013 will receive full consideration. Please quote the reference of the post in the application and on the envelope. The University thanks all applicants for their interest; only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. The University reserves the right not to fill the position. Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the University’s personal data policies, a copy of which will be provided upon request.

The University also offers a number of visiting positions through its "CityU International Transition Team" scheme for current graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and for early-stage and established scholars, as described here.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially those who will enhance the diversity of our staff.

City University of Hong Kong was ranked the 95th among the world’s top universities and the 12th in Asia according to the Quacquarelli Symonds 2012 surveys.


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