Assistant Professor in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
24 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2016
Hours
Full Time

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Faculty of Education

Applications are invited for the following professoriate positions in the Faculty of Education, to commence on September 1, 2017 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.  Information about the Faculty can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/education.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education (Ref.: 201601475)

Building on the cross-faculty double-degree partnership, the Faculties of Science and Education are making a joint Assistant Professor appointment in STEM Education. The appointee’s tenure home would be in the Faculty of Education. The aim of the position would be to research, inform and enhance the teaching of STEM in the university setting, and would align with the promotion of STEM education, as prioritized by the Chief Executive in the 2015 Policy Address. Women in STEM education would be a potential sub-theme within this initiative. 

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in one of the core sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), and a Ph.D. degree in Science Education or Science.  They should have demonstrated interest and expertise in informal learning, and have a strong commitment to Knowledge Exchange/community engagement. The appointee will be expected to work with colleagues in both faculties (and the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning) to develop a school/community engagement agenda, aimed at promoting careers in STEM/Science Education, and at popularizing science among the wider community.  He/She will teach on the Bachelor of Education & Bachelor of Science (BEd&BSci) double degree programme (contributing to both faculties); work with Education/Science colleagues to develop Common Core Courses and an interdisciplinary Minor; engage in cross-faculty research; and take up administrative responsibilities as required.  Both Faculties are committed to gender equality and are looking to promote women in science, we positively welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented at these levels. Applicants should send a completed application form and an up-to-date C.V. to edufacc@hku.hk.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered.  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, as well as leave, and medical benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should state clearly which post (including field and level) and the reference number they wish to be considered for. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc.  Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk.  Closes December 19, 2016.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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