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Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering

Employer
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Engineering (14000)
Categories: Teaching Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering (Ref.: 526933), to commence on September 1, 2024 or as soon as possible on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Engineering or a closely related field.
  • Proven track record in programme coordination, curriculum development, and reform in higher education.
  • Significant teaching experience in engineering or related disciplines, with a focus on active and experiential learning.
  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to manage academic programmes effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the capability to engage diverse groups of students and faculty.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Interest or experience in innovative teaching approaches such as flipped classrooms, project-based learning, or similar methodologies.
  • Experience in an administrative role within an academic setting, such as an Assistant Dean or similar.
  • Active involvement in professional engineering education societies or communities.
  • Experience in conduct and publish high-impact research in engineering education or related fields.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and implement curriculum changes in the main engineering programme to align with contemporary industry and academic standards.
  • Engage in active learning and experiential learning practices, integrating these methodologies into course delivery.
  • Collaborate with faculty members to develop and refine engineering courses, ensuring high-quality educational outcomes.
  • Contributing to the strategic leadership and administrative functions of the Faculty.
  • Mentor junior faculty and students, fostering an environment of academic excellence and innovation.
  • Develop strategies for engineering-related experiential learning activities for students.
  • Manage programs related to engineering student experiential learning and entrepreneurship.
  • Participate in committees and contribute to the overall development of the Faculty.

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 on fixed terms 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., statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until July 5, 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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