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Full Professor/Associate Professor/Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Climate Change and Sustainability, joint appointment in the Institute for Climate and Carbon Neutrality and the Department of Geography

The University of Hong Kong

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Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Geography (30900)
Categories: Professoriate Staff
Hong Kong

Full Professor/Associate Professor/Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Climate Change and Sustainability, joint appointment in the Institute for Climate and Carbon Neutrality and the Department of Geography (Ref.: xxx)

Institute for Climate and Carbon Neutrality

The newly established HKU Institute for Climate and Carbon Neutrality (ICCN) is going to be an internationally leading platform for research, education and public engagement on climate science, impacts of climate change on ecosystems and people, and technologies and policies for climate change mitigation and adaptation. By bringing together top-notch climate scientists and experts, the institute’s mission is to share and inspire climate solutions, advance climate policy and educate future climate leaders for a healthy and sustainable planet.

 Department of Geography

Founded in 1931, the Department of Geography at HKU has consistently ranked among the leading geography departments worldwide. According to the 2023 QS World University Ranking, the Department is ranked 13th among the top 200 universities in the domain of geography and area studies. The Department offers an extensive array of Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral programmes, and is currently witnessing unprecedented growth. A recent initiative includes the introduction of a Master of Science programme in Geospatial Data Sciences. Our faculty members are actively engaged in a variety of research fields, emphasizing three primary themes: Geospatial Data Sciences (e.g., satellite remote sensing, geographical information science), Environmental Change & Sustainability, and Cities, Culture & Society. The Department's scholarly endeavours are well supported by a Cartographical Library, and four state-of-the-art specialized laboratories. To learn more about the Department, please visit

The Position

We invite applications for appointment as Full Professor/Associate Professor/Tenure-track Assistant Professor in broad interdisciplinary perspective on Climate Change, Sustainability, human-environment interactions, and related areas of sustainability research and practice.

 Duties and Responsibilities

Candidates should demonstrate substantial intellectual leadership in their field and the potential for significant contributions to the University, and the wider scholarly community. The appointee will teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise research postgraduate students, contribute actively to research and knowledge exchange, and assume service/administrative responsibilities as appropriate. Those appointed at a senior level will also lead collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives in research and knowledge exchange, mentor and nurture the next generation of scholars and researchers, and assume high-level service/administrative responsibilities relevant to the Department’s operation and strategic development.


Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in related fields. They should have extensive research and teaching experience , with strong track record publications. For appointment at Assistant Professor rank, research experience as a Postdoctoral Fellow is strongly desirable.

What We Offer

Outstanding candidates could be considered for appointment on tenure terms (Full Professor/Tenured Associate Professor). The appointment for tenure track will be made on fixed-term full-time contract for 3 years initially, to commence in January 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of the second three-year fixed-term contract.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, together with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme at 15% of basic salary. Other benefits include annual leave, medical benefits and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

How to Apply

The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload (1) an up-to-date CV, (2) a cover letter, (3) a research plan, (4) a statement on teaching philosophy, and (5) contact information for three referees. Review of applications will commence on December 30, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. For further enquiries, please contact the Co-Director of ICCN, Professor Zhu Liu at


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