Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Public Administration in the Department of Politics and Public Administration (Ref. 508214), to commence on August 1, 2022 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. Exceptionally outstanding candidates at the Associate Professor level may be considered for appointment on tenure forms subject to approval.
The Department of Politics and Public Administration has played a leading role in Politics and Public Administration research and education since its establishment in 1970. The Department offers two highly successful taught postgraduate programmes - Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master in International and Public Affairs (MIPA) as well as a thriving undergraduate programme. More information about the Department can be obtained at https://ppa.hku.hk/.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree and demonstrate achievements of excellence in research and teaching. While the areas of specialization are open, those with expertise in environmental policy, climate change, and sustainability are preferred. Applications from other areas, such as public policy, public management and leadership, social innovation and entrepreneurship, regulation and governance, philanthropy and nonprofit management, smart cities policy, and policy analysis are also welcome. This position sits within the Faculty of Social Sciences and is open to all theoretical approaches. The Faculty values diverse research methodologies. We are particularly committed to upgrading our expertise in quantitative methods, and welcome applicants with relevant expertise.
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, totalling 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 (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload (1) an up-to-date CV, (2) a letter of interest, (3) graduate transcripts, (4) writing samples, (5) a research statement, (6) a teaching statement, (7) teaching evaluations, and (8) the contact information of three referees. Review of applications will start on January 3, 2022 and continue until March 31 , 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is the earlier.
The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency