Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Urban Planning

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
22 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Mar 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography

The University of Hong Kong

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 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.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Urban Planning (Ref.: 201700122)

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Urban Planning in the Department of Geography, to commence on July 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.

The Department of Geography, established in 1954, is the first university-level geography department in Hong Kong.  The QS World University Ranking rated the Department in 2016 the 13th among the world’s top 200 universities in the subject of geography and area studies. The Department offers comprehensive undergraduate, taught-masters, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in human and physical geography with an interdisciplinary orientation.  Its team of 17 full-time teaching staff, 4 post-doctoral fellows and about 30 research students is actively engaged in cutting-edge research. The Department’s scholarly activities are supported by a map library and four modern specialized laboratories. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://geog.hku.hk.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Urban Planning with specialization in one or more of the following sub-fields: Retailing and Service Industry; Health and Disease; Urban Environmental Quality; Social Justice; or other areas related to Human Geography. They should also have a strong track record in reputable research grants and publications. Relevant tertiary teaching experience is desirable.  The appointee is expected to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise research students, conduct research in the related fields, and assist in administration. 

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 send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. containing complete records of grants, publications and teaching experience; a research plan for the next three years; a statement on teaching philosophy; and outlines of three proposed undergraduate courses by e-mail to geogjobs@hku.hk.  They should also arrange for submission, to the same e-mail address as stated above, three reference letters preferably from senior academics, at least one of whom should be asked to comment on the applicant’s ability in teaching and research. Please indicate clearly in the form the post applied for and the reference number.  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 April 22, 2017.

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

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency