Open Rank Faculty Position in Comparative Politics and Area Studies (Ref.  AC2023/050/01)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

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School of Humanities and Social Science now invites applications and nominations for:

Open Rank Faculty Position in Comparative Politics and Area Studies

(Ref.  AC2023/050/01)

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Political Science (Comparative Politics and Area Studies. Preferred areas include Africa, America, Central Asia, East Asia, Latin, Middle East, North America, Russia & Central and East Europe, and Southeast Asia). Applications are invited for faculty positions at the ranks of assistant professor, associate professor and full professor. Applicants for junior positions should have solid training in theories and cutting-edge methods in comparative politics from internationally prestigious universities. Applicants for senior positions are expected to have a proven record in high-quality teaching and research in the expertise areas. For senior positions, priorities will be given to candidates with management experience and skills in program planning, curriculum development and student supervision, and a proven record of research publications in competitive international outlets.

The appointee is expected to commence work in academic year 2024-25. A Ph.D. must be in hand prior to taking up the appointment.

Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially, leading to longer-term appointment or tenure later, subject to successful performance evaluation and mutual agreement. In cases where a candidate has an established record of excellence and demonstrable potential for continued success, tenure may be offered to the candidate at the time of initial appointment.


Salary & Benefits

Salary will be competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be made under the establishment of CUHK, Shenzhen and statutory benefits will be provided according to the prevailing labor laws applicable in the People’s Republic of China. The appointee will be based at the University campus in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. Successful applicants can also apply for additional benefits through high-talent schemes at the Guangdong provincial level, the Shenzhen city level, and the Longgang district level.


Application Procedure

Applicants should apply online at and upload up-to-date CV, certification of all degrees and teaching evaluation report. Applicants will be required to arrange three recommendation letters after being shortlisted.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and considered until the post is filled.


About The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen is established in accordance with the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Chinese-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools upon approval of the Ministry of Education. It inherits the educational philosophy and academic systems of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is intended to evolve into a world-class research university with strong international orientation. It is committed to nurturing high-end talents with a global perspective, Chinese cultural tradition and social responsibility.



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