Tenure-Track Professor/Associate/Assistant Professor in Smart Specialization and Resilience

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Wednesday, 27 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 31 January 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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: Department of Geography (30900)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Smart Specialization and Resilience in the Department of Geography (Ref.: 502779), to commence on August 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, 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.  Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience.  Exceptionally outstanding candidates at the Professor/Associate Professor level may be considered for appointment on tenure terms.

The Department of Geography, established in 1931, is the first university-level geography department in Hong Kong.  The 2019 QS World University Ranking rated the Department the 12th among the world’s top 200 universities in the subject of geography and area studies.  The Department offers comprehensive undergraduate, taught postgraduate, MPhil and PhD programmes in human and physical geography with an interdisciplinary orientation.  Its team of 17 full-time teaching staff, more than 30 post-doctoral fellows and research students, is actively engaged in cutting-edge research.  The Department’s scholarly activities are well supported by a map library and four modern specialized laboratories. More information of the Department can be obtained at

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Geography or cognate disciplines with strength/expertise on smart specialization, urban resilience, computational social science, environmental data science or a closely related data-driven field.  They should have extensive research and teaching experience at the tertiary level, with a strong track record in reputable research grants and publications.    Appointee at the level of Professor should be internationally recognized leader in their field and be willing to provide academic leadership relevant to the Department’s operation and strategic development.

With this appointment, we intend to further build spatial analytic capacity and provide application to innovation across different sectors (e.g., economic, transport, health, sustainability).  The appointee is expected to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise research students, conduct high quality scholarly research in the related fields, and assist in administration.

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 post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site ( and upload (1) an up-to-date C.V., (2) a cover letter, (3) a research plan for the next three years, (4) a statement on teaching philosophy, and (5) outlines of three proposed undergraduate courses.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until to January 15, 2021 (extended to January 31, 2021), or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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