April 12, 2008
Climate Researcher Opportunity in HK
PLEASE FORWARD TO INTERESTED MASTER'S STUDENTS/GRADUATES/POST-DOCS A great opportunity for a young scholar to work and live in Hong Kong/China:
A New Era for Liberal Arts Education in Hong Kong
Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), seeks to provide its students with quality education distinguished by the best liberal arts tradition from both East and West. Applications are invited for the following position, which will be tenable from June 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter:
Research Fellow / Research Assistant in Climate Change Policy Environmental
Studies Programme (Post Ref.: 08/36/W)
The University has an active research agenda on the environment and has recently set up the Environmental Studies Programme (ESP). The Programme, in collaboration with the University¹s Hong Kong APEC Study Centre, seeks an experienced and/or highly committed and proactive appointee to conduct and participate in research on environmental change, with focus on climate change policy in the Asia-Pacific region. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute independently and work closely with the Director of the ESP in conducting research, co-authoring and writing papers for publication, and other activities associated with the development and administration of research and the ESP.
Applicants should ideally have a postgraduate degree in International Relations, Political Science or another relevant discipline with significant research experience in environmental policy issues. Familiarity with international environmental affairs is desirable and excellent written English is essential to this position, while knowledge of climate change in the Asia-Pacific context would be highly advantageous. Applicants are invited to contact Professor Paul Harris, Director of the ESP, at tel. no.
(852) 2616-7199, fax no. (852) 2773-6546, or email pharris [AT] LN.edu.hk for further information.
Salary and Fringe Benefits
The monthly salary for Research Fellow will in principle be up to HK$25,000 and the monthly salary for Research Assistant is up to HK$18,800. [NOTE: The HK dollar is fixed to the US dollar. US$1 = HK$7.8.] Rank and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits, where applicable, include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, and mandatory provident fund. Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of around one-year, with a possibility of renewal subject to funding availability.
Applicants are invited to forward a cover letter indicating research experience and relevant interests, a resume, and a personal data sheet (Form
R1) obtainable from the University¹s homepage at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/appform.htm, to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by fax (852) 2891-5782, or by
email: recruit@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word or PDF format).
Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled, but review of applications will begin in mid-April 2008. Please quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence. The University reserves the right not to fill the post or to fill the post by invitation or by search.
Environmental Studies Programme
& Department of Political Science
Dorothy Y.L. Wong Building
8 Castle Peak Road
Tuen Mun, HONG KONG
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