Associate / Assistant Professor

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (HK)
Friday, 21 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 19 November 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Department of Geography

Associate / Assistant Professor (PR0031/20-21)

The Department offers a vibrant and collegial academic environment for research and teaching. It currently has a team of about 17 academic or teaching colleagues from various cultural backgrounds and over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Department places strong emphasis on high-quality and impactful research, particularly on research that informs social and environmental policies and advances knowledge in and beyond the discipline. 

The Department is recruiting an Associate/Assistant Professor in human geography with primary expertise in urban research. Various areas of specialization will be considered, including but not limited to health, wellbeing, housing, transportation, urban planning, population and migration, and China urban studies. The appointee is expected to teach both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as to supervise student research projects at both levels.

Potential candidates should:

  • possess a PhD degree in Geography or a cognate discipline
  • have track record of high-quality publications
  • preferably have records of success in securing research funding, possess specific geographical skills (such as urban analytics, big data applications, GIS and quantitative modeling), and exhibit interdisciplinary research experience or potentials

This is a tenure-track position. Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing January 2021 or as soon as possible. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) and send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications, statements of teaching and research interest, and recent teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Those not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at https://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 20 September 2020 (or until the position is filled)

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