Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Information and Technology Studies

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Education

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Information and Technology Studies in the Faculty of Education, to commence on September 1, 2018, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The Faculty of Education is ranked number 4 among the top Education faculties worldwide by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for Education 2018. Information about the Faculty can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/education.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree, a professional teaching qualification in the relevant discipline, and substantial experience in teaching at the tertiary level. Knowledge of the local context would be an advantage. They should have strong research and teaching experience with proven track record of competency in any area under Information and Technology Studies, particularly in the areas of information management, social media analytics, complex modeling of information flow with application in addressing social, behavioral and organizational science related questions as well as big data analytics in education. Applicants are encouraged to have informal discussions with Professor Liaquat Hossain, Head of the Division of Information and Technology Studies at lhossain@hku.hk.

The appointee will teach the courses offered by the Faculty at various levels from undergraduate to doctorate, supervise research postgraduate students, contribute actively to research, and undertake school practicum supervision and administrative responsibilities. He/She will be expected to teach some of the courses offered in the following programs: Bachelor of Science in Information Management, Master of Science in Library and Information Management, and Master of Science in Information Technology in Education.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered. 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, as well as leave, and medical benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form and an up-to-date C.V. to the Faculty at edufacm@hku.hk, stating the job reference number in the subject line. They should state clearly which level they wish to be considered for. Application form (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend an interview.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency; and is committed to a Non-smoking Policy

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