THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Hourly Paid Assistant Professor/Lecturer in the Department of Architecture

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Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
23 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2018
Ref
201801718
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part 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 Architecture

Closing Date : November 22, 2018

Applications are invited for appointments as part-time Assistant Professor/Lecturer in the Department of Architecture (several posts), to commence in Spring 2019 for one semester/academic year, on an hourly-paid basis, with the possibility of renewal upon meeting performance criteria.

The Department of Architecture has an international reputation and is ranked amongst the world's best architectural schools.  Design thinking is at the core of its values and the Department prides itself on questioning the status quo in an active and dynamic research environment.  The young and bright team of scholars and professionals who constitute the teaching staff of the Department and its Division of Landscape represent a diversity of research interests.  The scale and breadth of case studies in the region offers a potential portfolio of exciting research projects and a laboratory structure offers opportunities to pool efforts, cross disciplinary boundaries and develop forums for exchange.  The Department offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in an intense and demanding environment where staff members take an active part in shaping the Department's culture through both teaching and administrative responsibilities.  The promising and energetic community of students come from Hong Kong, mainland China, and increasingly from other parts of Asia and the world. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://arch.hku.hk.

Applicants must possess a professional degree in architecture. An advanced degree in architecture or an additional experience in related fields is recommended.  A verified track record of such international collaboration, and the external recognition of overall teaching excellence would be highly advantageous.  In addition, they should provide a clear evidence of extensive teaching record, which demonstrates their continuous refinement in teaching capacity from its planning to implementation and evaluation.  They should also maintain a highly critical form of practice that exhibits a contribution to the discipline of architecture as an engaging platform of debate and dialogue within the increasingly complex society we live, especially in Hong Kong.  Applicants should have a valid permit to work in Hong Kong.

The appointees should be able to conduct teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels of the following courses: design studios, core courses on visual culture, communication, building technology, material technology, and advanced seminars.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., a one-page statement outlining teaching philosophy, a writing sample, and a research and teaching portfolio (less than 20MB) to applyarc@hku.hk.  Applicants may be requested to submit additional information, including references.  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.  Please indicate clearly in the form the post applied for, as well as the field and level, and the reference number.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until November 22, 2018, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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