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Open Rank Faculty Position in Urban Studies

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen - School of Humanities and Social Science

Location: Shenzhen - China
Salary: Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd November 2022
Expires: 21st January 2023
Job Ref: AC2022/033/01

Open Rank Faculty Position in Urban Studies (Ref. AC2022/033/01)

Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Urban Studies or related field (specialization areas including, but not limited to, urban design, urban planning, urban economics, urban/rural sociology, urban policy and governance, urban environment and resource management, sustainable urban development, migration and urbanization, transport policy and planning, smart cities, etc.).

Applications are invited for faculty position at the rank of full professor/associate professor level with prospect for tenure. Junior candidates with very competitive academic records may be considered for position of assistant professor. 

Candidates for full professor or associate professor position are expected to have solid evidence of excellence in teaching/research/service, and a strong track record of sustained high-quality research/scholarship outcomes in the expertise area(s), as evidenced by research publications in competitive international outlets in the relevant areas of urban studies. In addition, candidates need to demonstrate academic leadership and strong commitment to the highest standard of excellence. Applicants are advised to provide quality indicators for the journals where they have research publications (e.g., journal impact factor, journal ranking in a relevant category, as available in the Journal Citations Reports of the Web of Science).  

Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially, leading to longer-term appointment or tenure later, subject to successful performance evaluation and mutual agreement. In cases where a candidate has an established record of excellence and demonstrable potential for continued success, tenure may be offered to the candidate at the time of initial appointment. 

The appointee is expected to commence work in academic year 2023-2024; to be a leading scholar in the field of urban studies; to teach a range of courses in core areas of urban studies; to develop cooperative relations with urban studies industries; and to assist in curriculum development and administrative assignments. A Ph.D. must be in hand prior to taking up the appointment. 

Salary & Benefits 

Salary will be competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be made under the establishment of CUHK, Shenzhen and statutory benefits will be provided according to the prevailing labor laws applicable in the People’s Republic of China. The appointee will be based at the University campus in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. Successful applicants can also apply for additional benefits through high-talent schemes at the Guangdong provincial level, the Shenzhen city level, and the Longgang district level. 

Application Procedure 

Applicants should apply online, by clicking the ‘Apply’ button and upload up-to-date CV, certification of all degrees and teaching evaluation report. Applicants will be required to submit additional material and arrange for three recommendation letters after being shortlisted. 

Applications will be reviewed immediately and considered until the post is filled. 

About The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen is established in accordance with the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Chinese-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools upon approval of the Ministry of Education. It inherits the educational philosophy and academic systems of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is intended to evolve into a world-class research university with strong international orientation. The University is also committed to nurturing high-end talents with a global perspective, Chinese cultural tradition, and social responsibility.

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