HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

Director of the Division of Transdisciplinary Undergraduate Programmes

Location
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Posted
20 May 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Jun 2022
Ref
PR0752/21-22
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies

Division of Transdisciplinary Undergraduate Programmes

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), ranked 287 globally in the QS World University Rankings (QSWUR2022) and top 62 in THE Asia University Rankings (2021), is positioned as a research-led liberal arts institution of worldwide significance.

HKBU has recently set up the Division of Transdisciplinary Undergraduate Programmes (DTUP) under the Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies to support its new development in transdisciplinary undergraduate programmes. The DTUP will coordinate Faculties and Schools within HKBU and collaborate with local/overseas partners for offering transdisciplinary courses (e.g., Global Challenges) as well as a unique transdisciplinary programme, Bachelor of Arts, Science and Technology (Hons).  In this programme, students will take personalised learning pathways driven by a complex problem requiring transdisciplinary training.  Solution-based learning based on real-world problems is particularly emphasised.

Director (PR0752/21-22)

We are now recruiting a candidate with solid experience in teaching and curriculum development in higher education to take up the role of Director of DTUP. The appointee should have substantial experience in transdisciplinary education in tertiary institutions in areas related to technological and/or social innovations for addressing real-world societal challenges (e.g., climate change, health and well-being, inequity, etc.). He/She will lead the development of transdisciplinary courses, pedagogies, and collaboration projects with internal and external parties, as well as to teach some transdisciplinary undergraduate courses. He/She will also supervise a small team to support the administration of the programme and the transdisciplinary courses.

The initial appointment will be a three-year fixed-term contract. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Prospective applicants who embrace HKBU’s commitment to transdisciplinary education and have proven records of relevant expertise and experience are encouraged to apply. Should some discussion about the position is preferred, applicants are welcome to contact Professor William CHEUNG, Associate Vice-President (Undergraduate Programmes) at william@comp.hkbu.edu.hk.

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) and send in samples of publications, preferably the best three out of their most recent publications/works, statements of teaching and research interest and recent teaching evaluation results. They should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, headlined “Division of Transdisciplinary Undergraduate Programmes” with the PR number quoted to the Human Resources Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Those not invited for interview 4 months after submission of application may consider their applications unsuccessful.  All application materials including publication samples and scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://hro.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Review of applications is ongoing until the position is filled.

Hong Kong Baptist University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer.

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