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Full Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Physical Geography

Employer
HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Location
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Closing date
20 Mar 2024

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY

Full Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Physical Geography (23240075)

The Department of Geography in Hong Kong Baptist University offers a vibrant and collegial academic environment for research and teaching. The Department currently has a team of about 13 academic/teaching colleagues from various cultural backgrounds and over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Department places strong emphasis on high-quality and impactful research, particularly on research that informs social and environmental policies and advances knowledge in and beyond the discipline.

The Department is now recruiting an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in physical geography with primary expertise in hydrology and climate change. Various areas of specialization will be considered including but not limited to hydrology, water resources, water quality, soil science, land-atmosphere interactions, urban environment, and climate change. Applicants should possess a PhD degree in Geography or a cognate discipline. They should have a track record of high-quality publications. Success in securing competitive research funding would be considered an asset, as interdisciplinary research experience. Outstanding candidate may be nominated to the Global STEM Professorship Scheme of the Hong Kong SAR Government. The appointee is expected to teach in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as supervise student research projects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

This is a tenure-track position with an initial appointment on a fixed-term contract of two to three years commencing in September 2024. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement. Tenured appointment is expected to be attained within six years. Outstanding candidate at Associate/Full Professor may be considered for tenure on appointment.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System with samples of publications, preferably the best three out of their most recent publications/works. They should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with the Job Identification number (stated above) quoted on the letters, directly to the Human Resources Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk). Those who are not invited for interview 4 months after the submission of the application may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, and scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at https://hro.hkbu.edu.hk/en/worklife-at-hkbu/employee-favourable-environment.html#privacy-policy.

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 applicable at the time of offer. 

Review of applications is ongoing until the position is filled.

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