The University of Hong Kong
Associate Professor of Practice in the Division of Landscape Architecture in the Department of Architecture (Ref.: 498830)
Applications are invited for appointment as Associate Professor of Practice in the Division of Landscape Architecture in the Department of Architecture (Ref. 498830), to commence as soon as possible, on a non-tenure track, three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.
The Division of Landscape Architecture is seeking an experienced individual to lead the development of its experiential learning curriculum and strengthen related knowledge exchange and research-led teaching. The Division is interested in individuals who can advance research critiquing and repositioning landscape architecture in the design and production of the contemporary city. Candidates should demonstrate an active engagement with landscape disciplinary theories and critical practices in the context of the urbanizing sub/tropical environments of Southeast Asia. They should also have a good track record of securing external funding.
Applicants should have a minimum of six years’ teaching experience at the tertiary level and be able to demonstrate innovative pedagogies that advance design and practice based teaching, including the design and delivery of landscape studios, thesis, and research seminar courses. They should have substantive experience in the leadership of teaching and in the strategic development of landscape curricula and programmes. They should have a professional degree in landscape architecture and a multi-disciplinary academic background. Preference will be given to those holding or actively seeking a local professional license with an established and active practice in landscape architecture.
The successful candidate will be required to develop and deliver multi-year, multi-disciplinary academic initiatives seated within the Faculty, including obtaining competitive external funding through research grants and sponsorship; to cultivate and disseminate landscape architectural knowledge and its discourses across tropical geographies; and to generate research publications and other outputs targeting the environmental design fields.
The appointee will be appointed at the rank of Senior Professional Practitioner.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 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, totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.
The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (https://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 December 31, 2019.
The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency