Senior Lecturer in Design in the Department of Architecture

The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong (HK)
09 Jan 2019
09 Feb 2019
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The University of Hong Kong

Senior Lecturer in Design in the Department of Architecture (Ref.: 493784)

Applications are invited for appointment as Senior Lecturer in Design in the Department of Architecture for the BASc Design+ Programme (Ref.: 493784), to commence on May 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

The Design+ Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BASc) is a new undergraduate degree launching in 2019. It is aimed at nurturing highly effective, adaptive and creative graduates who can lead across multiple disciplinary subjects, and who will become known globally for their distinctive qualities of creativity, analytical ability, critical thinking and innovative problem-solving. Design is taught in a collaborative studio environment with each student having the option to enroll in a second major of their choice at HKU, providing a distinct foundational approach to interdisciplinary studies, innovation, and enterprise. For more information about the new BASc Design+ Programme, please visit

Applicants should possess a Master’s degree in Design, Architecture, Engineering, or a related discipline. They should have at least five years of teaching experience at the tertiary level, or equivalent professional working experience. They should also have excellent written and spoken communication skills, the ability to work independently and with external parties, and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. Preference will be given to those holding a Ph.D. degree and/or professional qualifications, with demonstrated excellence in teaching, a track record in research, and experience working within an innovative design practice.

The appointee is expected to teach studios at the undergraduate level in the Programme. In addition, he/she may be required to teach lecture courses and/or seminars, in one or more of the following subject areas: communication, technology, and design thinking.

For enquiries about the post, please write to Dr. Eric H. Schuldenfrei, Head of the Department of Architecture (e-mail:

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, 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 at the University’s career site ( and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter, a one-page research statement, a one-page teaching statement, and a research and teaching portfolio (less than 20MB).  Applicants may be requested to submit additional information, including references.  Closes February 28, 2019.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency


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