Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Architecture
Applications are invited for appointment as Fractional (50%) Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Architecture (Ref.: 493890), to commence on September 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 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 exciting research projects and a laboratory structure offers opportunities to pool efforts, cross disciplinary boundaries and develop forums for exchange. 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 possess professional qualifications and a postgraduate and professional degree in Architecture. They should have at least 6 years of practice experience as a Licensed Architect and 3 years of teaching experience, an established record of knowledge in professional practice, and a capacity to integrate the different elements of their professional practice into teaching. As the Department moves to strengthen local and international links with professional institutions throughout Hong Kong, Asia, and the world, applicants who have a record of building such partnerships are encouraged to apply. Strong writing skills and grant-writing experience are also welcome as staff are expected to pursue funding opportunities to advance their research.
The appointee should be able to conduct teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels for the following courses: core courses on professional practice, courses on building technology, and design studio.
For enquiries about the post, please write to Dr. Eric H. Schuldenfrei, Head of the Department of Architecture (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 teaching statement, and three references of senior academics familiar with the applicant's practice and teaching background, skills and experience plus research and teaching portfolio (less than 20MB). Closes February 28, 2019.
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