Associate/assistant professor in architectural structures and building technology

University of Hong Kong
Location: Hong Kong, China
Added on: 2 Jan 2024, Job offer expires on: 30 May 2024

The University of Hong Kong has opportunities for an associate/assistant professor in architectural structures and building technology to join its faculty in Hong Kong.

Applications are invited for appointment as tenure-track associate/assistant professor in architectural structures and building technology in the Department of Architecture (Ref 523408), to commence on 1 September 2024 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 Architecture is internationally recognised as one of the world’s most reputable architectural schools. The department prides itself on providing a rigorous and dynamic research environment, with scholars and professionals who have a diversity of research interests. The scale and breadth of case studies in the region offer a potential portfolio of innovative research projects, while the department’s laboratory structure offers opportunities to pool efforts, cross disciplinary boundaries and develop forums for exchange. Staff members take an active part in shaping the department’s culture through both teaching and administrative responsibilities as part of both our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Our international community of students come from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Asia and across the world. Information about the department can be obtained at its website.

Applicants should possess basic qualifications including a Master of Architecture or a Master of Science (or equivalent international degrees). Preferably, applicants should also possess a PhD degree in the fields of architecture or engineering (or equivalent international degrees), or submit evidence of current enrolment in a PhD or equivalent international degree-granting programmes. They should have a demonstrated track record in academic research and relevant professional experience. Full membership in professional institutions of architecture or engineering is preferred.

The appointee is expected to conduct research and teach undergraduate and postgraduate students in the area of fundamental structural behaviour and principles as well as the basis of structural design, analysis and planning of the broad spectrum of structures relevant to architects. The successful appointee will be able to provide a strong grounding in fundamental principles and working knowledge of structures to support a healthy integration with architectural design education at all levels of the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum. They will also be expected to participate in and provide support to architectural design studios and work with design teachers on a case-by-case basis.

For enquiries about the post, please write to Dr Eric H Schuldenfrei, head of the department of architecture.

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 per cent of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and university contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15 per cent 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 career site, and upload an up-to-date CV, a cover letter, a one-page teaching statement, a one-page statement on advancing diversity and inclusion, the contact information of three senior academics who are familiar with the applicant’s teaching background and experience, and a research and teaching portfolio (less than 20 MB, 20 pages maximum). Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until 31 December 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The university is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency.

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