Research Assistant Professor / Post-doctoral Fellow – Faculty of Architecture: University of Hong Kong

September 3, 2018 in Positions

The Faculty of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong invites applications for appointment as Research Assistant Professor/Post-doctoral Fellow (Ref.: 201801377), to commence as soon as possible for 3 years, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Architecture/Urban Planning, Geography or related fields. They should have at least 2-3 years’ experience in sustainable urban or built environment research, preferably in the contexts of climatic-sensitive planning; and demonstrated experience of working with researchers using urban science or Geographic Information System analytics to process and develop land use dataset for planning implementation. They should also have excellent written and spoken communication skills, the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, and the ability to work with external parties. Those with expertise knowledge and technique of applied remote sensing and big data/open data informatics are preferred. Applicants with more research experience will be considered for appointment as Research Assistant Professor.

The appointee is expected to communicate and collaborate effectively with other related research teams to facilitate inter-faculty, inter-disciplinary and innovative research with the international and interdisciplinary partners. He/She will work and develop a land use land cover database and advance knowledge of fast urbanization and sustainable development especially for less developed countries in Asia. He/She will be responsible for applying for research grants, preparing academic publications including journal papers and reports to achieve milestones and deliverables, liaising with different research teams, and may be required to undertake teaching duties related to the project.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointment of Research Assistant Professor will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., a personal statement and a 3-year research plan to the Faculty at foaapp@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/formext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hkCloses September 30, 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

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