THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Tenure-Track Associate Professor in Health Professions Education

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
19 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Mar 2019
Ref
492485
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: Bau Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (20006)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Associate Professor in Health Professions Education (HPE) jointly held in the Bau Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Education (Ref.: 492485), to commence as soon as possible, 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, subject to satisfactory performance.

The Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Education are collaborating to prepare future educators in the medical and allied health professions, thus this recruitment of a mid-career academic in the field of HPE.  Information about the two Faculties can be obtained at https://www.med.hku.hk/ and https://web.edu.hku.hk/.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Medical Science, Healthcare Education or a related field.  They should have demonstrated strong teaching and research experience in the relevant area, a strong commitment to knowledge exchange/community engagement, aptitude in instructional design using social media/e-learning applications, and a keen interest in promoting undergraduate student learning and postgraduate training.

Applicants with experience in curriculum development, teaching, administration and educational research are highly desirable. 

As part of the cross-faculty initiative with the Faculty of Education, the appointee will work with colleagues in both Faculties on an initiative to develop a new Master of Education (MEd) specialism in HPE.  He/She will be expected to (i) develop and deliver courses of the MEd programme specifically in the area of clinical education of HPE; (ii) supervise student projects and theses; (iii) conduct research within the area of clinical education; and (iv) take up administrative and/or clinical teaching duties as required.  Besides contributing to the development and delivery of current medical and health sciences education programmes and collaborations, the appointee is expected to provide training in clinical education to allied healthcare professionals in the region.  Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor G.K.K. Leung, Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning), Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at imhse@hku.hk.

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.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., as well as a teaching and research statement.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview.  Review of applications will start on December 14, 2018 and continue until May 16, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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