Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor in Climate Change

The University of Hong Kong - Department of Geography

Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor in Climate Change in the Department of Geography (Ref.: 201800290)

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor in Climate Change in the Department of Geography, to commence on July 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, 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 Department of Geography, established in 1954, is the first university-level geography department in Hong Kong.  The QS World University Ranking rated the Department in 2017 the 18th among the world’s top 200 universities in the subject of geography and area studies. The Department offers comprehensive undergraduate, taught-masters, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in human and physical geography with an interdisciplinary orientation.  Its team of 18 full-time teaching staff, 1 post-doctoral fellow and about 30 research students are actively engaged in cutting-edge research. The Department’s scholarly activities are supported by a map library and four modern specialized laboratories. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://geog.hku.hk.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in the field of climate change, with a secondary specialization in one or more of the following sub-fields: big data, environmental sustainability and resilience, geomorphology, and public health. They should have extensive teaching experience, and a strong track record in reputable research grants and publications. The appointee is expected to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise research students, conduct research in the related fields, and assist in administration. Applicants for “Professor/Associate Professor” level should also possess strong academic credentials, outstanding academic leadership capabilities, extensive experience in conducting externally funded research projects, and a distinguished record of scholarship including editorship in internationally renowned journals; and will need to serve as mentor to junior professoriate staff if appointed.

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 together with an up-to-date C.V. containing complete records of grants, publications and teaching experience; a research plan for the next three years; a statement on teaching philosophy; and outlines of three proposed undergraduate courses to the Department at geogjobs@hku.hk.  They should also arrange for submission, to the same e-mail address as stated above, three reference letters preferably from senior academics, at least one of whom should be asked to comment on the applicant’s ability in teaching and research. Application forms (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/Closes May 9, 2018.

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

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