THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Biogeography

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018
Ref
201801634
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
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.

Department : Department of Geography Closing Date : December 10, 2018

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Biogeography in the Department of Geography, to commence on January 1, 2019 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.

The Department of Geography, established in 1954, is the first university-level geography department in Hong Kong. The QS World University Ranking rated the Department in 2017 the 18th among the world’s top 200 universities in the subject of geography and area studies. The Department offers comprehensive undergraduate, taught-masters, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in human and physical geography with an interdisciplinary orientation. Its team of 15 full-time teaching staff, 1 post-doctoral fellow and about 30 research students are actively engaged in cutting-edge researches. The Department’s scholarly activities are supported by a map library and four modern specialized laboratories. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://geog.hku.hk.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in the fields of biogeography, soils or a closely related field. They should have extensive teaching experience, and a strong track record in reputable research grants and publications.  Applicants for “Professor/Associate Professor” level should also possess strong academic credentials, outstanding academic leadership capabilities, extensive experience in conducting externally funded research projects, and a distinguished record of scholarship including editorship in internationally renowned journals; and will need to serve as mentor to junior professoriate staff if appointed. The appointee is expected to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise research students, conduct researches in the related fields, and assist in administration. Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 201800289) need not re-apply.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 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 should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. containing complete records of grants, publications and teaching experience; a research plan for the next three years; a statement on teaching philosophy; and outlines of three proposed undergraduate courses to the Department at geogjobs@hku.hk. They should also arrange for submission, to the same e-mail address as stated above, three reference letters preferably from senior academics, at least one of whom should be asked to comment on the applicant's ability in teaching and research. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Closes December 10, 2018.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.