THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
VACANCY IN POPULAR MUSIC
Assistant Professor in Popular Music in the Department of Music in the School of Humanities (Ref.: 201300950) (from September 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. Appointee with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract.)
A metropolis with a global outlook, Hong Kong is a hub of popular music as a center of creation, distribution and consumption. The ideal candidate should embrace musical practices across the full spectrum of popular music, integrate modes of historical and ethnographic inquiry, and demonstrate the ability to conduct interdisciplinary work, a strong commitment and innovative approach to both teaching and research, and readiness to actively contribute to curriculum reform. Applicants should have obtained a Ph.D. degree before taking up the appointment. The appointee will be responsible for developing new courses and is expected to play a full and active role in departmental administration. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.music.hku.hk.
A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, as well as 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.
Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to music950 at hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend an interview. Closes January 3, 2014.
See also: http://jobs.hku.hk/jd.php?id=201300950
The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.