21 August 2018

JOB: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Law and History, University of Hong Kong (DEADLINE 21 SEPTEMBER 2019)

(Source: HKU)

Via H-Net, we learned that the University of Hong Kong has a job application for an assistant-professor in Law and History.

The University of Hong Kong

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. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Law and History (Ref.: 201800743)

Applications are invited for appointment as tenure-track Assistant Professor in Law and History in the School of Humanities (History), to commence on January 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The Department of History is known for its collective engagement with methodologies and approaches foregrounding international, and transnational perspectives, and histories of connections between Asia and other parts of the world. The Department has existing concentrations of research expertise on the legal processes and social and cultural interactions through which the law has been shaped and implemented as an extension of colonial and imperial power.

Applicants should ideally have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent. A JD or equivalent law degree would also be desirable. They should be able to demonstrate a passion for research and a commitment to the development of an innovative research-led teaching profile. The successful candidate is expected to develop an excellent research profile, to excel in undergraduate teaching, contributing to teaching in the Faculty of Arts, to undertake postgraduate supervision and participate in the administration of the department.  The University and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council provide substantial competitive funding for research projects of many kinds. Teaching development grants are also available to assist with the development of innovative undergraduate courses. Information about the Department of History can be obtained at Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor David M. Pomfret (e-mail:

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered, as well as 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.


Applicants should send a completed application form and an up-to-date C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. sample syllabi, student teaching evaluations), and three reference letters sent by your recommenders to the School at Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at Further particulars can be found at  Closes September 21, 2018.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified women to apply.

Primary Category:        Law and Legal History
Secondary Categories:  None
Posting Date:    06/22/2018
Closing Date    09/19/2018

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