Research Assistant Professor in Global China and Migration

The University of Hong Kong - Department of Sociology and the Department of Geography

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.

Research Assistant Professor in Global China and Migration (Ref.: 201701480)

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in Global China and Migration in the Department of Sociology and the Department of Geography, to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Social Sciences, as well as research experience and expertise in globalization, migration, employment, well-being or social psychology in migration and inequalities. They should have excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently and in collaboration with a research team; an excellent publication track record and a strong background in advanced qualitative or quantitative analyses in social sciences research. Experience in big data analysis would be an advantage. The appointee is expected to write publications, grant proposals and reports, and contribute to teaching, general administrative and any other duties as assigned. He/She will have ample opportunities to work with research professionals as well as stakeholders in mainland China and globally.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to 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.

Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor Pun Ngai, Department of Sociology (e-mail: npun@hku.hk). Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., to socihr@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes December 29, 2017.

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

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