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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Latin American Studies

The University of Hong Kong - School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Location: Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Salary: A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th February 2019
Closes: 16th March 2019
Job Ref: 493901

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Latin American Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Ref.: 493901), to commence in September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year contract. 

The appointee will be responsible for building the curriculum of a new Latin American studies track, which will be housed within the existing American Studies programme. He/She will teach and supervise at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the American Studies programme. The appointee must exhibit promise of leadership and vision, possess an excellent research agenda, and be ready to assume administrative responsibilities as appropriate. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in a discipline (e.g. history, film, literature, or political science) which supports specialization in Latin American studies. They should demonstrate a capacity in their research and teaching to link to American studies. Those who can connect with one or more areas of studies in the School (China, European, Hong Kong, Japanese, Korean, and/or Global Creative Industries) are encouraged to apply. The appointee is expected to develop an independent research programme related to Latin American studies. Information about the American Studies programme and the School can be obtained at and at Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Tim Gruenewald (e-mail: 

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, totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. 

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site ( and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter, a writing sample of scholarly work, an abstract of dissertation or current research project, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. syllabi, student teaching evaluations) and industry-related experience. 3 confidential references will be sent directly by the referees to smlcsena@hku.hkCloses March 16, 2019. 

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women as well as men, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from both genders to apply.

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