Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Applied Geography
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Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Geography (30900)
Categories: Professoriate Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Applied Geography in the Department of Geography (Ref.: 492643), to commence on July 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 16 full-time teaching staff, 1 post-doctoral fellow and about 30 research students are actively engaged in cutting-edge research. 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 field of Geography, with specialization in one or more of the following sub-fields: philosophical issues, research methods and design, and spatial analysis. They should also have extensive teaching experience and a strong track record in reputable research grants and publications. The appointee is expected to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise research students, conduct high quality scholarly research in the related fields, and assist in administration.
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., including complete records of grants, publications and teaching experience; a cover letter; a research plan for the next three years; a statement on teaching philosophy; and outlines of three proposed undergraduate courses.
Closes February 5, 2019.