Applications are invited for the following posts:
Applications are invited for the following posts:

(A) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Gender/Women’s Studies (B) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education (C) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Comparative and International Education

Job level Middle
Education Doctorate or above
Location Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Teacher - Higher Education
Published On 17/11/2016
Faculty of Education

(A) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Gender/Women’s Studies (Ref.: 201601474) (B) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education (Ref.: 201601475) (C) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Comparative and International Education (Ref.: 201601476)
(to commence on September 1, 2017 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. Information about the Faculty can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/education)

For post (A), applicants should have a doctorate degree in Education, Sociology, or a Humanities-based discipline, with teaching and research expertise in feminism, gender equality, and/or gender-based cultural studies related to the educational context. They should show strong evidence of excellence in teaching and research in these fields, and a track record in acquiring external grants. Experience of knowledge exchange initiatives involving education-related gender and diversity projects would be an asset. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to scholarship on women in Asia or the Asian diaspora. The appointee will contribute to a cross-faculty, interdisciplinary initiative in gender/women’s studies between the Faculties of Education and Arts; work with Education/Arts colleagues to develop gender-focused Common Core Courses and an interdisciplinary gender/women’s studies programme with the potential for an undergraduate Minor and/or Major; engage in cross-faculty research; supervise postgraduate research students; and take up administrative duties as required. His/Her major teaching duties would be within the Faculty of Education, but with the possibility of contributing to teaching in Arts. Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to edufacb@hku.hk. For post (B), Building on the cross-faculty double-degree partnership, the Faculties of Science and Education are making a joint Assistant Professor appointment in STEM Education. The appointee’s tenure home would be in the Faculty of Education. The aim of the position would be to research, inform and enhance the teaching of STEM in the university setting, and would align with the promotion of STEM education, as prioritized by the Chief Executive in the 2015 Policy Address. Women in STEM education would be a potential sub-theme within this initiative. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in one of the core sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), and a Ph.D. degree in Science Education or Science. They should have demonstrated interest and expertise in informal learning, and have a strong commitment to Knowledge Exchange/community engagement. The appointee will be expected to work with colleagues in both faculties (and the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning) to develop a school/community engagement agenda, aimed at promoting careers in STEM/Science Education, and at popularizing science among the wider community. He/She will teach on the Bachelor of Education & Bachelor of Science (BEd&BSci) double degree programme (contributing to both faculties); work with Education/Science colleagues to develop Common Core Courses and an interdisciplinary Minor; engage in cross-faculty research; and take up administrative responsibilities as required. Both Faculties are committed to gender equality and are looking to promote women in science, we positively welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented at these levels. Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to edufacc@hku.hk. For post (C), applicants should have a doctorate degree in comparative and international studies in education, or in a closely related social science, and preferably a track record in acquiring external grants. The appointee will contribute to a cross-faculty, interdisciplinary initiative (the ‘Urban Silk Road’), which aims to strengthen scholarship linked to China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR) strategy. The appointee’s doctoral studies and/or subsequent research should therefore relate to countries/cultures along the Silk Road. Those with the ability to develop programmes and courses concerning the role of education in the OBOR initiative that extend and complement the existing curriculum and contribute to cross-civilizational dialogue and multiculturalism in the Faculty are preferred. As part of the cross-faculty initiative, the appointee would be expected to work with colleagues in Education, Architecture, Arts and Social Sciences to develop an interdisciplinary research programme. His/Her major teaching duties would be within the Faculty of Education, but with the possibility of contributing to teaching in one or more of our three partner faculties. He/She would be encouraged to develop Common Core Courses with colleagues from our partner faculties, be expected to supervise postgraduate research students, and take up administrative duties as required. Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to edufacd@hku.hk. Closes December 19, 2016.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointments on fixed terms 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 places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career.

Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Please indicate clearly in the form and the subject of the e-mail the post applied for, as well as the field (if applicable), and the reference number. The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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