Associate Director

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
16 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2020
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: Common Core Office (46300)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Associate Director (at the rank of Lecturer) in the Common Core Office (Ref.:502157), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

The Common Core ( is HKU’s distinctive form of holistic and integrative undergraduate education in which all the undergraduates take six interdisciplinary courses across the four areas of Scientific and Technological Literacy, the Arts & Humanities, Global Issues, and China: Culture, State and Society. Emphasis is placed on active learning in the classroom; on project-based and undergraduate research initiatives; on creating opportunities for public impacts of student work; and on the development of the capacities needed to thrive in the 21st century.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or the equivalent. He/She should demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills, as well as a commitment to innovative undergraduate learning. He/She should also be committed to creative university administration and intrigued by how best to reshape cross-disciplinary undergraduate learning for the 21st century. Experience with teaching and/or administrative experience in programmes with a mission similar to the Common Core is preferred. 

The appointee will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day administration and ongoing innovation of the Common Core. He/She will provide leadership and support for the enhancement of interdisciplinary undergraduate research; for active digital and F2F learning strategies; for the Student Learning Festival and projects such as Critical Zones, The Passion Project, and Unforeseen Circumstances (our online journal + exhibit space). He/She will organize workshops for teaching staff, tutors, and students; enhance our digital identity and donor-relations; and represent the Common Core to a variety of constituents. Additional duties will be included as needed.

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.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until October 15, 2020 or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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