Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor - Development Studies

City University of Hong Kong - Department of Asian and International Studies

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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’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement.  The University has seven Colleges/Schools.  As part of its pursuit of excellence, the University aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including business, creative media, energy and environment, science and engineering, humanities and social sciences, law, veterinary medicine and life sciences. 

Applications and nominations are invited for : 

Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor Development Studies
Department of Asian and International Studies [Ref. C/432/09] 

Duties :
Be an active researcher, dedicated to university teaching and supervision of students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including Bachelor's, Master's and PhD degrees.  The appointee is also required to undertake administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Head of Department. 

Requirements :
A PhD in related disciplines, with teaching experience and a strong research record/demonstrated research potential in any aspect of the field of development studies.  Candidates with teaching and research expertise in international political economy, sustainability and/or social development as well as those with development practitioner expertise and research expertise related to Asia as a region or an Asian country will be favourably considered. 

For enquiries, please contact Professor Mark R Thompson, Head of Department via email 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. 

Information and Application
Further information on the posts and the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : Fax : 852 2788 1154 or 852 3442 0311]. 

To apply, please submit an online application at, with a current curriculum vitae with status of the journal submission stated , a teaching portfolio including teaching evaluations where applicable , a research plan with a three-year timeframe and a list of three referees with full contact details .  Nominations can be sent directly to the Human Resources Office.  Applications and nominations received by 30 September 2017 will receive full consideration.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; and those shortlisted for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent directly by the referees to the Department, specifying the position applied for.  The University's privacy policy is available on the homepage. 

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity.  Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. 

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