Curator of the Stephen Hui Geological Museum and Tenure-track Assistant Professor
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Earth Sciences (25300)
Categories: Professoriate Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Curator of the Stephen Hui Geological Museum and Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences (Ref.: 508870), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.
The Faculty of Science provides a supportive and friendly environment and has embarked on a programme of recruitment to invest in areas of acknowledged strength and internationally competitive activity. Information about the Faculty can be obtained at https://www.scifac.hku.hk/. The Stephen Hui Geological Museum, located on the campus of the University of Hong Kong, opened its doors in 2009 as the first and only geological museum in Hong Kong. Through its extensive collections, exhibits, and activities, the Museum provides an attractive object-based learning facility to visitors of all ages for understanding the nature and evolution of our planet and inspiring an appreciation of the dynamic natural world of Earth Sciences, its research, and its application to daily life. For more information on the Museum, please visit http://www.earthsciences.hku.hk/shmuseum/. The Department of Earth Sciences has research strengths in Earth history and global change, solid Earth and planetary sciences and applied/urban geosciences, and houses major research facilities. For more information on the Department, please visit https://www.earthsciences.hku.hk/.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences or a related discipline. They should be able to demonstrate experience in the management, development, and curatorial practices of a geological museum and its permanent collection, exhibitions and educational and public programmes. They should also be able to demonstrate excellence in research in the Earth Sciences. Teaching duties will be assigned by the Head of Department. Enquiries about the post should be sent to the Head of Department at email@example.com.
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 also be provided as applicable. A start-up package that is commensurate with the needs and experience of the candidate will be provided.
The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter, together with an up-to-date C.V., which should include hyperlinks to google scholar profiles and ORCID, a detailed publication list, a research proposal, and a statement of vision for the museum. Applicants will also be required to arrange three reference letters under confidential cover. It is important to note that at least one of the references should be able to comment, amongst other things, on the applicant’s ability to run a museum, and that at least one of the referees should be able to comment on the applicant’s research ability and his/her contribution to teaching and research. Referees should submit their reference letters to https://web.science.hku.hk/job/servlet/ref_submit?event_id=508870 (the referees should input the applicant email address which is the same one as in the online application). Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.
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