Head of Department of Government and International Studies

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Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 20/09/2018

Faculty of Social Sciences


Department of Government and International Studies (GIS)


The Department of Government and International Studies (GIS) was established at Hong Kong Baptist University in 1994.  It trains students to the different aspects of political science, with a strong emphasis on international relations and comparative politics, and in European Studies, using a multi-disciplinary approach.  The Department offers two undergraduate programmes: BSocSc (Hons) in GIS (political science, with an emphasis on comparative politics and international relations) and BSocSc (Hons) in European Studies (trans-disciplinary, with an emphasis on the study of French- and German-speaking areas of Europe).  The Department also contributes to several of the Faculty’s master’s programmes, as well as other programmes/centres of the University.  The Department of GIS maintains close relations with European institutions and organizations, and plays an important role in the internationalization efforts of the University.  Research interests cover international relations; China-Europe relations; politics in East Asia; European affairs (including political transitions, multi-level governance, civic society/urban development, cultural and social trends); as well as innovative pedagogies.


Professor / Head of Department (PR0001/18-19)


The newly appointed Head will provide inspired academic leadership for the Department.  Embracing Faculty values, he/she will support colleagues in contributing high impact research and high quality student experiences.  Qualified candidates will have a relevant PhD degree with substantial publication and grant records; recognised status as an international leader in the field; and a record of successful leadership at a senior level.  We are keen to attract applicants with research expertise in key fields, such as International Relations and European Integration, and Chinese Politics.


Terms of Appointment:


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University offers a competitive package, which includes gratuity/retirement benefits, annual leave, medical and dental coverage, and housing assistance and relocation allowance, as applicable.  Direct tenure may be offered to exceptionally strong candidates.

Application Procedures:


Applicants and nominees are invited to send in a cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae.  The University will seek to understand your research interests and teaching philosophy. Relevant documents should be sent to the address designated email account below, quoting a reference of “GIS”:




Review of applications/nominations will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position or to make an appointment by invitation.  The appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.  Enquiries about the position can be made to Dr Joshua Herr at the above email address.


More information about the University, the Faculty and the Department are available on the Web at http://www.hkbu.edu.hk, http://sosc.hkbu.edu.hk/ and http://gis.hkbu.edu.hk/ respectively.  Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.


Hong Kong Baptist University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer.