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Recruitment for Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Public Administration (Ref.: 498960)

Posted On: 2019-10-28

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Public Administration in the Department of Politics and Public Administration (Ref.:498960), to commence in August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.  Exceptionally outstanding candidates at the Associate Professor level may be considered for appointment on tenure terms.

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 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 possess a Ph.D. degree and demonstrate achievements of excellence in research and teaching. While the areas of specialization are open, those with expertise in environmental policy and sustainability are preferred.  Applications from other areas, such as policymaking process, public management and leadership, social innovation and entrepreneurship, collaborative governance, philanthropy and nonprofit management, and public policy analysis are also welcome.  This position sits within the Faculty of Social Sciences and is open to all theoretical approaches.  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.

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref. 494028) need not re-apply.

The University only accepts online applications 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 commence on January 2, 2020 and continue until January 31, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.