Open Rank in General Education in the area of Modern Chinese History

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Competitive Salary
Oct 15, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

School of Humanities and Social Science now invites applications and nominations for:

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer in General Education in the area of Modern Chinese History

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen is established in accordance with the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Chinese-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools upon approval of the Ministry of Education. It inherits the educational philosophy and academic systems of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is intended to evolve into a world class research university with strong Chinese cultural influence. It is committed to nurturing high end talent with global perspective, Chinese tradition and social responsibility.

At present, the University has programmes in science, engineering, economic management, and humanities and social science. Its long term goal is to recruit 11,000 domestic and international students, 7,500 of whom will be undergraduate students and 3,500 Masters or Ph.D. students. The University is located at 2001 Longxiang Boulevard, Longgang District, Shenzhen, China.

School of Humanities and Social Science (HSS) has two important missions for our university’s education. First, HSS provides university core courses for all university students in multiple areas, including general education, English language competency, Chinese language competency, physical education and fitness, basic competency in information technology (IT) applications, etc. These areas lay the foundation for the comprehensive education that all CUHK-Shenzhen students receive.

Beyond the university core curriculum, HSS intends to become a school of excellence in humanities and social sciences, and to provide high-quality programmes in multiple areas at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At present, HSS offers high-quality master programmes: Master of Arts in Translation and Interpreting Studies (MAT&I), Simultaneous Interpreting (MASI) and Global Studies; and Master of Science in Applied Psychology. At the undergraduate level, HSS offers a high-quality Bachelor of Arts programmes in Translation and English Studies (pending for approval); and Bachelor of Science programme in Applied Psychology.


Post Specification

The appointee is expected to commence work from no later than January 2021. A Ph.D. must be in hand prior to taking up the appointment.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • a Ph.D. degree in history, China studies, cultural studies or other majors related to modern Chinese history;
  • interest and preferably experience in teaching Modern Chinese History at tertiary level;
  • proficiency in English and/or Chinese;
  • a proven record of teaching excellence and experience in leading small group seminars would be an advantage.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  teaching a course on “Chinese Modern History and Culture” and other relevant courses; 
  • designing e-learning materials;
  • assisting in curriculum development and administrative assignments.


Salary & Benefits

Salary will be competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be made under the establishment of CUHK, Shenzhen and statutory benefits will be provided according to the prevailing labor laws applicable in the PRC. The appointee will be based at the University campus in Shenzhen, PRC.


Application Procedure

Applicant should apply online at and upload up-to-date CV, certification of all degrees and teaching evaluation report. Applicants will be required to arrange three recommendation letters after being shortlisted.


Applications will be considered until Dec 15, 2020, or until the post if filled, whichever is earlier.

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