Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Urban Design in the Department of Urban Planning and Design (Ref. 502027), to commence from January 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. The post will be 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.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in urban design and planning or a related field, commensurate with the expectation of an Assistant Professor record in urban design practice/research and teaching, with local or international experience. Applicants with membership, or eligibility for membership of professional urban design or urban planning institutes, and knowledge of big data, advanced urban design analytical and generative research techniques applicable to urban design are desirable
The appointee is expected to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and strong interest and ability to develop and teach courses including, but not limited to, urban morphologies and urban design theories, urban economics and the values of urban design, parametric urban design studios and urban analytics workshops of a master's degree programme in urban design; and be able to contribute to curriculum development and programme administration effectively. He/She is also expected to contribute significantly to the further development of the urban design area of the Department including, but not limited to, curriculum development and management, participation in impactful research and/or knowledge exchange, and attraction of research funding.
Information about the Department/Faculty can be obtained at http://fac.arch.hku.hk.
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, 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 and upload an up-to-date C.V., a research plan and a statement, teaching philosophy and a portfolio of design projects. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until October 15, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.