Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Global Interdisciplinary Design Thinking

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
02 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
01 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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: Faculty of Education (10000)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for a joint appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Global Interdisciplinary Design Thinking in the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Architecture (Ref.: 494020), to commence on August 15, 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 appointee’s tenure home would be in the Faculty of Education.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Curriculum Development and Design Thinking (DT), Design Thinking and Education, Design Thinking, Design Innovation, Design Methods, or a closely related field. They should have demonstrated experience in curriculum and programme design, data science tools and methodologies, a strong commitment in addressing interdisciplinary DT-related questions, as well as interest in developing disciplinary-crossing, integrated and inventive thinking programmes for students across the campus.

The appointee will support the new suite of Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BASc) programmes (, particularly in Social Data Science, Design+, Applied Artificial Intelligence, and Global Health and Development. He/She will be expected to (i) offer courses on Design Thinking, Social Data Science, and interdisciplinary innovation for the new BASc programmes and develop new interdisciplinary Common Core Courses at undergraduate level; (ii) contribute to interdisciplinary/cross-Faculty research in Design Thinking; (iii) develop an e-learning infrastructure and pedagogical designs so that students in different programmes can have the opportunities to master DT methods for creative problem-solving; (iv) supervise research postgraduate students; (v) engage in knowledge exchange initiatives involving DT; and (vi) take up administrative duties as required. For enquiries, please contact quoting the job reference number.

The Faculty of Education is ranked 4th among the top Education faculties worldwide by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for Education 2019. More information about the Faculty’s academic programmes and research areas is available on the Faculty website at

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 be provided as applicable.

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., one sample of a representative quality output, a research plan and a teaching statement (of not more than 2 pages each).

Closes April 1, 2019 (extended to May 1, 2019).

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