Tenure-Track Professor / Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture (Ref.: 201800441) 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 Professor / Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture (Ref.: 201800441)


Applications are invited for an appointment as Professor/Associate Professor in the Division of Landscape Architecture in the Department of Architecture, with an anticipated start date in 2019.  The successful candidate with more experience and qualifications will be appointed as Professor and may be considered for direct tenure subject to approval. For Associate Professor, the post will be made on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal with consideration for tenure during the second fixed-term contract. 


The Division of Landscape Architecture offers undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate degrees in landscape architecture.  The Division has gained international recognition for its design-focused, transdisciplinary engagement with complex social and environmental issues in China and the emerging economies of Southeast Asia, with particular focus on technology-led landscape research, teaching and critical practice.  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/2017_HKU_landscape_BOOK.pdf.


The Division seeks an experienced academic to build and deliver a strategic research and pedagogical vision that leverages ongoing initiatives, creates an intellectually stimulating work environment, and fosters research and teaching practices that engage across disciplines, with industry and the wider community.  Applicants should have proven management skills, and show evidence of substantive contributions to University/departmental level missions and services.  The appointee is expected to focus on academic development, and will work alongside the current administrative roles within the Division.


Applicants should have attained high academic standing and possess an established scholarship record that incorporates elements of research, teaching and critical practice at an internationally recognized level. They should hold a professional degree in landscape architecture, a doctorate in landscape architecture or a related field, and preferably licensure from an internationally recognized professional institute.


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 a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., 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) to apptdla@hku.hk. Please indicate clearly which level they wish to be considered for and the reference number in the subject of the e-mail.  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes August 31, 2018. 


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


The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency; and is committed to a Non-smoking Policy


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