Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture The University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong


Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture (Ref.: 201700877)


Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in the Division of Landscape Architecture under the Department of Architecture, to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year appointment.


The Division of Landscape Architecture (DLA) is looking for a regional landscape scholar focused on landscape planning, infrastructure, and transboundary issues. Experience in research and teaching in East Asia and/or Southeast Asia is preferred as the DLA is looking to expand its work within these regions. The scholar’s academic strengths are expected to not only advance and enrich the teaching and scholarly research of the Division, but also to have a clear impact on societal conditions through: formulating development guidelines and policies for national and regional governments; undertaking landscape or planning projects for local communities; organizing international conferences or symposia to facilitate knowledge exchange; generating research publications; and curating exhibitions to raise public awareness of the anthropological, geopolitical, and ecological significance of the research topic. Teaching responsibilities will involve instruction in design studios, lecture and seminar courses in areas that support practice and design education for landscape architects. Information about the Department/Division can be obtained at http://www.arch.hku.hk/ and via the Division’s yearbook, http://www.arch.hku.hk/media/upload/HKU-Landscape-Division-Annual-2015-16.pdf.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Landscape Architecture or closely related field and a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture.  They should have demonstrable professional practice, teaching, and research experience in one or more of the following specialist fields: architecture, landscape architecture, or geography. Multidisciplinary, multi-scalar, and multimedia approaches in the applicants’ work would be of particular value. They should also have a strong record of research publication in prominent journals and in obtaining research grants. They should be able to show evidence of sustained teaching excellence and pedagogical innovation. A record of active engagement in the professional community is also preferred.


A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered.  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, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as leave, and medical benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.


Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., and three references of senior academics familiar with the applicant’s academic and research background, skills and experience to apptdla@hku.hk. Please indicate clearly the post and the reference number in the subject of the e-mail. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes August 31, 2017.


The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.


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