Advertised: Aug 1, 2020 (HK Time)Applications close: Jun 30, 2021 (HK Time) Applications are invited for appointments as Professor/Associate Professor on tenure terms and Tenure-TrackAssistant Professor in the School of Chinese (several posts)( Ref.: 500470) , to commence on September 1,2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointments asAssistant Professor will be made on a three-year fixed-term basis,with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenurebefore the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.The School of Chinese is initiating an ambitious, large-scaleacademic expansion aimed at recruiting scholars of thehighest-calibre who are characterised by an international outlookand whose research commands a global or globally rising reputation.The School aims to fill several professoriate positions fromSeptember 2021 onwards at the ranks of Professor and AssociateProfessor with direct tenure and tenure-track Assistant Professoracross the areas of Classical and Modern Chinese Literature,Chinese History (pre-Modern), and Chinese-English Translation .While the School has some needed areas of coverage, the mostimportant hiring criteria are research excellence and outstandinginternational reputation. We are also open to hiring new colleaguesin clusters from the same university. We anticipate that the newhires we make will have an agenda-setting impact on the School, inthe region, and globally for the next generation.Applicants should be active, internationally recognised researchersin their field. In addition to possessing a substantialtrack-record of scholarly publications, applicants must be able todemonstrate active projects that promise ongoing intellectualimpact and innovation. Successful candidates will also be able todemonstrate an ability and willingness to participate in andsupport the School’s vibrant research culture. Appointees at therank of Professor should be internationally recognised leaders intheir field and be willing to provide academic leadership relevantto the School’s operation and strategic development.With a distinguished tradition of excellence in Chinese Studies, the School values a strong commitment to innovative and inspiringpedagogical practice . Primary teaching responsibilities will be atthe undergraduate level, with opportunities to supervise researchpostgraduate students. Further information about the School can beobtained at http://hku.hk/chinese/index.html.A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications andexperience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medicalbenefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% ofgross income. The appointments will attract a contract-end gratuityand University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme,totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will beprovided as applicable.The University only accepts online application for the above posts.Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Reviewof applications will commence from September 2020 andcontinue until June 30, 2021 or until the posts are filled,whichever is earlier.The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. Topromote gender diversity and professional advancement of women aswell as men, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualifiedpersons from both genders to apply.