THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Speech Pathology

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
Tuesday, 25 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Ref
501970
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Education (10000)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years.  The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres.  There are about 29,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,500 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.  Further information about the University can be found on the website https://www.hku.hk/.

The Faculty of Education

HKU has been involved in teacher education since 1917, and the Faculty of Education was established in 1984.  The Faculty began to offer degree programmes in Speech Pathology and Audiology in 1988 and 1996 respectively.  The Faculty of Education is forward-looking and world leading, ranking third globally in Education (THE 2020).  It has assumed an important role in educational research and professional training and has contributed significantly to education policy and development in Hong Kong.  It is a major teacher-education institution and has strong expertise in policy analysis and curriculum development.  It was the first institution in Hong Kong to train speech therapists and audiologists for the local community. More information about the Faculty can be found at https://web.edu.hku.hk/.

The Position

Applications are invited for appointments as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Speech Pathology (2 positions) in the Faculty of Education (Ref.: 501970), to commence on January 1, 2021 and August 1, 2021 respectively, or as soon as possible thereafter.  Appointments as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor will be made on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.  Candidates with extensive experience and demonstrated outstanding academic achievement at the Professor/Associate Professor levels may be considered for appointment on direct tenure terms subject to approval.

Applicants should possess (i) a Ph.D. degree in Speech Pathology or a related discipline; (ii) clinical speech pathology experience with children and/or adults; (iii) tertiary teaching experience; (iv) a proven track record in, or strong potential for, research, scholarly publications and competitive external funding; and (v) eligibility for full membership of the Hong Kong Institute of Speech Therapists, which requires a clinical qualification in speech pathology.  Expertise in Implementation Science or Interprofessional Practice would be an advantage.

The appointees will be expected to teach courses offered in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, supervise research postgraduate students, contribute actively to research and knowledge exchange, and assume service/administrative responsibilities as appropriate.

This is an open rank, open specialism position. Applications in any area of speech-language pathology are welcome. For information about the positions or the speech pathology degree programmes, please contact the Head of Academic Unit, Professor Stephanie F. Stokes at sstokes@hku.hk.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter indicating also the earliest availability, an up-to-date C.V. with the contact information of three referees, one sample of a representative research output, a research plan and a teaching statement (of not more than 2 pages each, with a link to a sample video clip to demonstrate the applicant’s teaching in not more than 20 minutes).

Closes September 30, 2020.

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