Assistant Professor in Sustainable Development/Environmental Economics

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Pok Fu Lam – Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Sustainable Development/Environmental Economics in the Department of Real Estate and Construction (Ref.: 494438), to commence on September 1, 2019 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.

HKUrbanLab is the newly branded research arm of the Faculty of Architecture. It draws together the research and outreach energies of scholars of architecture, conservation, construction management, housing, landscape, planning, real estate, surveying, transport, urban design, urban economics and urban studies.

Information about HKUrbanLab and its research centres is available at http://www.arch.hku.hk/research/introduction/.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in the relevant field and a track record of research related to sustainable development. They should also have a demonstrated track record of or potential for contributing to the Department’s and the Faculty’s interdisciplinary research agenda which include, but not limited to, institutional analysis of built environment.  Undergraduate programs and Taught Masters programs offered by the Department are accredited by a number of international and local built environment professional bodies. Experience in teaching and course administration of similar professionally accredited programs would be an advantage. The appointee is expected to teach and lead courses related to sustainable development at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.arch.hku.hk/rec/.

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, totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

How to apply

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s career site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until June 11, 2019, 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

The University of Hong Kong (or HKU, traditional Chinese: 香港大學) is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong and is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Asia. The medium of instruction in most cases is English.