Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in History with a focus on Digital History

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in History with a focus on Digital History in the School of Humanities (History) (Ref.: 517317), to commence on August 1, 2023 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 fixed-term contract.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent by the date of appointment. The position is open to all geographical and thematic areas of history. Applicants should be conversant with the latest developments in the field of digital history and able to bring a skillset pertinent to it (for example, some proficiency in one of the following: database design, web archiving, Python, machine learning, etc.). Furthermore, the appointee will be expected to develop survey courses in their geographical and thematic field of expertise, as well as digital history courses that might be cross-listed with the university’s newly established Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Digital Technologies.

The Department of History has established strengths in Chinese, East and South Asian, British imperial and Russian history as well as in thematic histories with an inter-disciplinary orientation such as social and cultural history, environmental history, legal history, gender, heritage and urban history. We are seeking applicants that can complement these strengths. The Department is known for its collective engagement with methodologies and approaches foregrounding international, and transnational perspectives, and histories of connections between Asia and other parts of the world. The Department offers a very popular Major and also makes a significant contribution to general education through the University’s Common Core Curriculum.

The University and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council provide substantial competitive funding for research projects of many kinds. Teaching Development Grants are also available to assist with the development of innovative undergraduate courses. Information about the Department of History can be obtained at http://www.history.hku.hk/. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Oscar Sanchez-Sibony (e-mail: osanchez@hku.hk).

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 and upload a letter of application, a C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. sample syllabi, student teaching evaluations). Applicants should also arrange three reference letters sent by their referees to sohappt@hku.hk. Review of applications will commence on December 1, 2022 and continue until March 31, 2023 or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Applications close:

Published by Marten Düring
March 8, 2023

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