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Tenure-Track Professor in Comparative Politics / Public Administration



Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor in Comparative Politics / Public Administration in the Department of Politics and Public Administration (Ref.516521), to commence in September 2023 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 may be considered for appointment on direct tenure terms subject to University's 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 three highly successful taught postgraduate programmes – Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master in International and Public Affairs (MIPA), and Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)—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. Particularly, we encourage applications from scholars whose expertise combines policy process and analysis, and cross-regional and cross-country comparison. The ideal candidates are those who seek to provide compelling insights into the formulation, implementation and evaluation of public policies across regional and national boundaries; and are able to make theoretical contributions relevant to both public policy and comparative politics. The Department values diverse research methodologies; and is committed to upgrading our expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methods.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At the current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of the gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of the 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, 2023 and continue until March 31, 2023 , 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

Advertised: Oct 3, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close: Mar 31, 2023 (HK Time)

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