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Hong Kong, China
Fractional non-tenure track associate professor
at University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong has an opportunity for a fractional non-tenure track associate professor in architectural design to join its team.

Role: fractional (50%) non-tenure track associate professor in architectural design in the department of architecture (Ref.: 502117)

Applications are invited for appointment as a fractional (50%) non-tenure track associate professor in architectural design in the department of architecture (Ref. 502117), to commence on January 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

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 and its division of landscape 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 possess a postgraduate and professional degree in architecture. Preference will be given to those holding professional qualifications and/or a PhD degree in architecture or an affiliated discipline, and to those who have experience in teaching and practising design in a multidisciplinary context. Applicants should demonstrate an established record of research, teaching and critical practice in the form of design projects or creative work, and a capacity to integrate the different elements of their research and practice into teaching. As the department moves to strengthen international links with academic institutions and innovators in design throughout Asia and the world, applicants who have a record of building such partnerships are encouraged to apply. Strong writing skills and grant-writing experience are also welcome as staff are expected to pursue funding opportunities to advance their research.

The appointee will be required to conduct research, teach architectural design studios at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and supervise thesis for postgraduate students. In addition, he/she may be required to teach lecture courses and/or seminars, in one or more of the following subject areas: architectural history and theory, building technology, and computation in architecture.

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

A highly competitive salary commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling 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 C.V., a cover letter, a one-page teaching statement, and three references of senior academics familiar with the applicant’s academic and research background, skills and experience plus a research and teaching portfolio (less than 20MB).

Closes: 7 November 2020

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

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