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Recruitment for Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in International Relations (Ref.: 498401)

Posted On: 2019-08-15

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in International Relations in the Department of Politics and Public Administration (Ref.: 498401), to commence on August 1, 2020 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.

The Department has played a leading role in Politics and Public Administration research and education since its establishment in 1970.  The Department offers two highly successful taught postgraduate programmes - Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master in International and Public Affairs (MIPA) - as well as a thriving undergraduate programme. More information about the Department can be obtained at

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree by the expected start date, and demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. Those with the potential to make significant contributions to the field and complement the strengths of our department are preferred.  The position is open with respect to specialization, but applicants should have a clear geographical and/or functional focus in their research with strong empirical skills.  Teaching duties may include undergraduate courses, common core courses, and courses in our Master of International and Public Affairs (MIPA) programme.  

This position sits within the Faculty of Social Sciences.  The Faculty values diverse research methodologies.  We are particularly committed to upgrading our expertise in quantitative methods, and welcome applicants with relevant expertise.

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 and upload an up-to-date C.V., a letter of interest, graduate transcripts, writing samples, a research statement, a teaching statement and teaching evaluations. They should also arrange for three confidential references (quoting the applicant’s name) to be sent directly by the referees to Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and continue until January 5, 2020

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency