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Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor Job in Higher Education at UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Type of work: Full time

Department: Center for the Valorization of Teaching and Learning (43100)

Categories: Faculty staff

The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and is at the international forefront of scholarship university for many years. The University offers a comprehensive range of study programs and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 departments and academic institutes/centres. There are approximately 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students recruited from around the world, and over 4,000 academic and university staff from multicultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned. Further information about the University can be found on the website https://www.hku.hk/.

The Center for the Valorization of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

The Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) is a leading central unit at the University under the Office of the Vice President and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) and plays a key role in supporting the implementation of university teaching and learning policies. It provides academic leadership and professional support in the areas of curriculum innovation, improvement and quality assurance, and faculty professional development. CETL has established a solid track record of active engagement with faculties and through major international networks. CETL scholars are active researchers in various areas of higher education. Further information about the Center can be obtained at https://www.cetl.hku.hk/.

The position

Applications are invited for nomination as Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Higher Education at the Center for Improving Teaching and Learning (Ref: 516404), to start in December 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a fixed term basis of three years, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants must possess:

  • a doctorate in education/higher education or a relevant discipline,
  • strong credentials and exceptional academic leadership abilities, including:

    • a track record of teaching and course development in a discipline, particularly with an outcome-based approach to student learning;
    • demonstrated experience leading curriculum and staff development initiatives and contributing to the improvement of student learning in higher education;

  • extensive experience in conducting rigorous, externally funded field research related to higher education with a distinguished record of scholarship, and
  • demonstrated interest and expertise in informal learning and mentoring with a strong commitment to knowledge exchange/community engagement.

Demonstrated research expertise in the areas of big data, learning analytics and/or adaptive learning in higher education is preferred.

The appointee will join the dynamic CETL team to support the University’s mission as Asia’s global university. He/she will report to the CETL Director and is expected to provide academic staff development opportunities in various forms, including seminars, workshops and courses; advising faculties on curricula and innovation in teaching and learning; and conduct research on teaching and learning in higher education. We envision this position as suitable for a mid-career scholar seeking a career at a research-intensive university. Initial inquiries can be sent to CETL Director Dr. Susan Bridges via email (sbridges@hku.hk).

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At the current rate, payroll tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will result in an end-of-contract gratuity and a contribution from the University to a pension scheme, totaling up to 15% of base salary. Housing allowances will be provided where applicable.

The University is only accepting online applications for the above position. Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter, an up-to-date CV with contact details for three referees, a sample of a representative research output, a research plan and a teaching statement of no more than 2 pages each (with a link to a sample video clip to demonstrate the candidate’s teaching in no more than 20 minutes). Review of applications will begin as soon as possible and will continue until October 31, 2022or until the position is filled, whichever comes first.

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