Tenure - Track Assistant Professor in Architectural Design
Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Architectural Environmental Technology in the Department of Architecture (Ref. 517180), to commence on September 1, 2023 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.
The Department of Architecture is internationally recognised as one of 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 innovative 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 at http://arch.hku.hk.
Applicants should possess a postgraduate and professional degree in the relevant field. Preference will be given to those holding professional qualifications and/or a Ph.D. degree in Architecture, Environmental Engineering, or an affiliated discipline, and to those who have experience in teaching and practicing in a multidisciplinary context.
Applicants should demonstrate an established record of teaching and research in sustainable design strategies, with a focus on fully integrated human, social, environmental, and economic sustainability in the constructed environment.
They should have experience in developing technical projects related to environmental performance as well as the ability to innovatively address climate change through speculative design research. Candidates with a Ph.D. in the history of science or materials, history and theory of architecture with a focus on environmental humanities, or science and technology studies, are welcome to apply.
As the Department moves towards strengthening 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 desirable, as staff are expected to pursue funding opportunities to advance their research.
The appointee will be required to conduct research, teach relevant postgraduate and undergraduate courses, and lead a research team on related studies. He/She may be required to teach studios, lecture courses, or seminars, in one or more of the following subject areas: design studios, history of the environment, and building technology.
For enquiries about the post, please write to Dr. Eric H. Schuldenfrei, Head of the Department of Architecture (e-mail: email@example.com).
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 cover letter, a one-page teaching statement, a one-page statement on advancing diversity and inclusion, the contact information of three senior academics who are familiar with the applicant's teaching background and experience, and a research and teaching portfolio (less than 20MB, 20 pages maximum). Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until January 15, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.
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