Location: Hong Kong
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 13th January 2015
Closes: 15th March 2015
Job Ref: 201401405
Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 27,700 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned
Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor in Private Law in the Department of Law (Ref.: 201401405)
Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor in Private Law in the Department of Law, to commence on July 1, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal, or on tenure for exceptionally outstanding candidates.
The Department of Law is now seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate to the position of Professor/Associate Professor in Private Law, with research and teaching interests in the law of contract, tort, private law remedies, property or trusts.
The successful candidate will be expected to make a leading contribution to the Department’s research profile, by sustaining high-quality research and active participation in research communities. He/She will also be expected to contribute strongly to the development and delivery of teaching on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (such as the Juris Doctor Degree programme).
The Faculty of Law plays a leading role in legal education in Hong Kong and Asia, through its various undergraduate, research postgraduate, and taught postgraduate programmes covering a wide range of legal subject areas. It is the largest and oldest law teaching institution in Hong Kong, currently consisting of over 70 teaching members drawn from more than 17 jurisdictions worldwide, and over 1,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Information about the Department can be found at http://www.law.hku.hk/.
A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 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. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.