Assistant Professor/Lecturer for the BASc Design+ Programme
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: Hourly-paid
Department: Department of Architecture (01100)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Applications are invited for appointments as part-time Assistant Professor/Lecturer in the Department of Architecture (several posts) for the BASc Design+ Programme (Ref.: 492581), to commence in Fall 2019 for one semester/academic year, on an hourly-paid basis, with the possibility of renewal upon meeting performance criteria.
The BASc Design+ Programme is a new undergraduate degree launching in 2019 under the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Programme. It is aimed at nurturing highly effective, adaptive and creative graduates who can lead across multiple disciplinary subjects, and who will become known globally for their distinctive qualities of creativity, analytical ability, critical thinking and innovative problem-solving. For more information about the Programmme, please visit https://www.arch.hku.hk/programmes/design.
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://www.arch.hku.hk/.
Applicants should possess a Master’s degree in Design, Architecture, Engineering, or a related discipline. They should have at least five years of teaching experience at the tertiary level, or equivalent professional working experience. They should also have excellent written and spoken communication skills, the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, and the ability to work with external parties. Preference will be given to those holding a Ph.D. degree and/or professional qualifications, with demonstrated excellence in teaching, a track record in research, and experience working within an innovative design practice.
The appointees should be able to conduct teaching at the undergraduate level in the BASc Design+ Programme. In addition, they may be required to teach lecture courses and/or seminars, in one or more of the following subject areas: communication, technology, and design thinking.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.
The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., a one-page research statement, a one-page teaching statement outlining teaching philosophy, a writing sample and a research and teaching portfolio (less than 20MB). Applicants may be requested to submit additional information, including references. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 27, 2018, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.