Assistant Professor in Human Geography, University of Hong Kong

Assistant Professor in Human Geography, University of Hong Kong
Assistant Professor in Human Geography, University of Hong Kong

22 January, 2016


Department of

Tenure-Track Assistant in Human Geography

(Ref.: 201600016)

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 27,700 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track in Human Geography (Ref.: 201600016) in the Department of Geography, to commence from August 1, 2016 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 Geography, established in 1954, is the first university-level geography department in Hong Kong. The QS World University Ranking rated the department in 2015 the 19th among the world’s top 200 universities in geography and area study subject. The Department offers comprehensive undergraduate, taught-master’s, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in human and geography with an interdisciplinary orientation. Its team of 17 full-time teaching staff, 5 post-doctoral fellows and about 30 research students is actively engaged in cutting-edge and topical research. The Department’s scholarly activities are supported by a map library and four modern specialized laboratories. Information about the Department can be obtained at

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Human Geography with specialization in one or more of the following sub-fields: Urban Geography; Economic Geography; Political Geography; and Population Geography. They should also have a strong track record in reputable research grants and publications. Relevant tertiary teaching experience will be desirable. The appointee is expected to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise research students, conduct research in the related fields, and assist in administration.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. 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, as well as leave and medical benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 201500532) need not re-apply.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. containing complete records of grants, publications and teaching experience; a research plan for the next three years; a statement on teaching philosophy; and outlines of three proposed undergraduate courses by e-mail to They should also arrange for submission, to the same e-mail address as stated above, three reference letters preferably from senior academics, at least one of whom should be asked to comment on the applicant’s ability in teaching and research. Please indicate clearly in the form the post applied for and the reference number. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at Further particulars can be obtained at Closes March 21, 2016.

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 a No-Smoking Policy

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