Assistant Professor in Architectural Structures
Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Architectural Structures in the Department of Architecture (Ref.: 493788), to commence on September 1, 2019 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 has an international reputation and is ranked amongst 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 and its Division of Landscape represent a diversity of research interests. The scale and breadth of case studies in the region offers a potential portfolio of innovative research projects. An architectural laboratory structure provides opportunities to pool efforts, form industrial and professional collaborations, cross disciplinary boundaries, and develop forums for exchange and research coproduction. 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 have a postgraduate and professional degree in the relevant field. A Ph.D. degree and/or a full membership in professional institutions of Architecture or Engineering is desirable. They should also have teaching experience in architectural structures and design programs, and a demonstrated track record in academic research.
The appointee is expected to conduct research and teach undergraduate and postgraduate students in the area of fundamental structural behavior and principles as well as the basis of structural design, analysis and planning of the broad spectrum of structures relevant to architects. The teaching is intended to provide a strong grounding in fundamental principles and working knowledge of structures to support a healthy integration with architectural design education at all levels of the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum. He/She who teaches structures courses will be encouraged to participate in and provide support to the architectural design studios and work with design teachers in the studio context.
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. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling 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 at the University’s career site (http://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter, a one-page research statement, a one-page teaching statement, and three references of senior academics familiar with the applicant’s academic and research background, skills and experience plus research and teaching portfolio (less than 20MB). Closes February 28, 2019.
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