THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in STEM Education

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
Thursday, 4 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 4 April 2021
Ref
503189
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 of Education is forward-looking and world leading, ranking fifth globally in Education (THE 2021).  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 appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in STEM Education in the Faculty of Education (Ref.: 503189), 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.  An exceptionally outstanding candidate at Professor/Associate Professor level may be considered for appointment on tenure terms subject to approval.

Applicants should possess (i) a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics Education, Science Education or an area related to STEM Education; (ii) teaching and research experience related to STEM Education; (iii) a proven track record in, or strong potential for, research, scholarly publications and competitive external funding; and (iv) demonstrated experience in and understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of STEM, and the intersection of education with STEM.  Knowledge of the education sector in Hong Kong would be an advantage.

The appointee 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.  Those appointed at the senior level will also be expected to lead collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives in research and knowledge exchange, mentor and nurture the next generation of scholars and researchers, and assume high-level service/administrative responsibilities.

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.

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 498519) need not re-apply.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter indicating 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 of not more than 2 pages, and a teaching statement of not more than 2 pages with a link to a sample video clip to demonstrate the applicant’s teaching in not more than 20 minutes.  Review of applications will start on February 22, 2021 and continue until the post is filled.

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