Assistant Professor in Human Geography at the Department of Geography Hong Kong University Department of Geography Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Human Geography in the Department of Geography (Ref.: 495785), to commence on January 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The Department of Geography, established in 1954, is the first university-level geography department in Hong Kong.  The QS World University Ranking rated the Department in 2019 the 12th among the world’s top 200 universities in the subject of geography and area studies.  The Department offers comprehensive undergraduate, taught-masters, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in human and physical geography with an interdisciplinary orientation.  Its team of 15 full-time teaching staff, 1 post-doctoral fellow and about 30 research students is actively engaged in cutting-edge research. The Department’s scholarly activities are supported by a map library and four modern specialized laboratories. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://geog.hku.hk.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Human Geography or cognate disciplines with expertise on urban and transport development, urban mobility and connectivity, urban structure and travel, and/or urban expansion and transportation infrastructure.  They should also have extensive teaching experience and a strong track record in reputable research grants and publications.  The appointee is expected to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise research students, conduct high quality scholarly research in the related fields, and assist in administration.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At the current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of the gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of the basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter, a research plan for the next three years, a statement on teaching philosophy, and outlines of three proposed undergraduate courses.


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