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Hong Kong, China
Professor/associate professor
at University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong is seeking a professor or associate professor to join its department of architecture in Hong Kong.

Role: professor/associate professor in the department of architecture (Ref. 502874)

Applications are invited for appointment as tenure-track professor/associate professor in the department of architecture (Ref. 502874), to commence on September 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointment will be made on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. Exceptionally outstanding candidates may be considered for appointment on tenure terms.

The department of architecture has an international reputation and is ranked amongst the world’s best architectural schools. Design thinking is at the core of its values and the department prides itself on providing an active and dynamic research environment. The scholars and professionals who constitute the teaching staff of the department represent a diversity of research interests. The scale and breadth of case studies in the region offers a potential portfolio of exciting research projects and a laboratory structure offers opportunities to pool efforts, cross disciplinary boundaries and develop forums for exchange. The department offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in an intense and demanding environment where staff members take an active part in shaping the department’s culture through both teaching and administrative responsibilities. The promising and energetic community of students come from Hong Kong, mainland China, Asia, and across the world. Information about the department can be obtained here.

Applicants should have internationally recognised standing in architecture, and a demonstrated record of excellence in architectural design and/or scholarship of the history/theory of architecture. The appointee is expected to provide academic leadership, and enrich and enhance the department’s international standing through excellence in their teaching and their practice or research. He/she will also be expected to teach architectural design studios, lecture courses and/or seminars, supervise postgraduate students, conduct research, and dedicate to innovation and excellence in education.

For enquiries about the post, please write to Dr. Eric H. Schuldenfrei, head of the department of architecture by email: applyarc@hku.hk.

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 will attract a contract-end gratuity and/or university contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The university only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s career site and upload an up-to-date CV, a cover letter, a one-page teaching statement, and three references of senior academics familiar with the applicant’s practice and teaching background, skills and experience plus research and teaching portfolio (less than 20MB and no more than 20 pages). Closes on February 15, 2021.

Please click here to apply 

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

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