Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Urban Design in the Department of Urban Planning and Design (Ref.: 498351), to commence on January 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, 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 planning and design, 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. Membership, or eligibility for membership of professional urban planning or urban design 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 ability and interest to develop and teach courses including, but not limited to, morphologies and urban design theories, urban design values and urban economics, 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.
Information about the Department/Faculty of Architecture can be obtained at http://fac.arch.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 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, and teaching philosophy. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until September 30, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.