Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Geography (30900)
Categories: Professoriate Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Geographic Information System, Remote Sensing and/or Spatial Data Science and Analytics in the Department of Geography (Ref.: 504258), to commence on July 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, 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 fixed-term contract. The appointment rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
Exceptionally outstanding candidates at the Professor/Associate Professor level may be considered for appointment on tenure terms subject to approval.
The Department of Geography, established in 1931, is the first university-level geography department in Hong Kong. The 2021 QS World University Ranking rated the Department the 11th among the world’s top 200 universities in the subject of geography and area studies. The Department offers comprehensive undergraduate, taught postgraduate, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in human and physical geography with an interdisciplinary orientation. Its team of 19 full-time professoriate staff, more than 30 research postgraduate students and post-doctoral fellows, is actively engaged in cutting-edge research. The Department’s scholarly activities are well 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 Geography or cognate disciplines with strength/expertise on Geographic Information System (GIS), Remote Sensing and/or Spatial Data Science and Analytics, Urban Informatics, Quantitative Geography, Geospatial Technology, or equivalent with qualifications in line with the expectations of the position. We are interested in candidates who have had the expertise and experience in GIS and remote sensing technologies to lead our well-established GIS Lab as well as our teaching and research programmes in GIS, remote sensing and spatial data science and analytics. Applicants should have extensive research and teaching experience at the tertiary level, with a strong track record of publications and research grants. 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.
An appointee at the rank of Professor should be an internationally recognized leader in his/her field and be willing to provide academic leadership relevant to the Department’s operation and strategic development of the Department/Faculty.
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, totalling 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 careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload (1) an up-to-date C.V., (2) a cover letter, (3) a research plan for the next three years, (4) a statement on teaching philosophy, and (5) outlines of three proposed undergraduate courses. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2021 or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.
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