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Advertisement: Teaching Assistant (closing: 18 August 2013)
Date: 2 August 2013 


Applications are invited for the following post:

Teaching Assistant in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Ref.: 201300740) (for 10 months from September 1, 2013, with the possibility of renewal, subject to performance, availability of funding and mutual agreement)

The University of Hong Kong has established a Common Core Curriculum (CCC) for all undergraduates to begin in September 2012.  The Common Core has four Areas of Inquiry:  Scientific & Technological Literacy; Humanities; Global Issues; and China: Culture, State & Society that span the ten academic Faculties of HKU. The medium of instruction is English. Information about the Common Core Curriculum can be viewed at The successful candidate would be required to undertake teaching duties as the tutor of two Common Core Courses at the University (1) China’s Modernization in the East Asian Context and (2) Criminal Organizations, Clandestine Globalization and the Illicit World Political Economy.

Applicants should possess a good Bachelor’s degree in one of the following disciplines: International Relations / Political Economy / Law / Area Studies or a related Social Science/Humanities discipline, a Masters or Ph.D. candidate with ABD status would be an advantage They should have an excellent command of written English, be self-motivated and able to work under pressure. Knowledge of additional relevant languages (Korean / Japanese / Southeast Asian Language) and familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research methods would be an advantage. The appointee will undertake class teaching, data collection and analysis, and other research-related duties such as copy-editing and the organization of workshops.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University places great emphasis on staff development to help staff develop potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities catered for staff at different stages of career development. 

Enquiries and applications with a cover letter should be sent to (  Review of applications would be on a rolling-basis. Closes August 18, 2013.  The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunity employer

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