Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Geotechnical Engineering (3 posts)

Hong Kong (HK)
A globally competitive remuneration package
31 Jan 2018
28 Feb 2018

The University of Hong Kong

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 28,000 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.

Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Geotechnical Engineering (3 posts) in the Department of Civil Engineering (Re-advertisement) (Ref.: 201701619)

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Geotechnical Engineering (3 posts) in the Department of Civil Engineering, to commence on July 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.  Tenure consideration at an earlier timeline is possible.

The Department of Civil Engineering is one of the five engineering departments in the Faculty of Engineering.  The Department has a world-class reputation for leading research and teaching in civil engineering, and nurtured high-calibre leaders for the community as well as the civil engineering profession.  The Department was ranked 9th in the world under the QS University Subject Rankings 2017 in the subject area of civil and structural engineering.  The Department is active in research in construction management and transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and water and environmental engineering.  Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.civil.hku.hk/.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or a related field, with relevant experience in teaching and research.  A strong background in geotechnical engineering is required and experience in the following areas would be desirable: smart systems and smart infrastructure, geo-informatics, tunnelling and underground space, sensors and robotics, environmental geotechnics, geomechanics for energy production and storage, coastal and offshore geotechnics, and emerging geomaterials for sustainability and resilience.  The appointees will be expected to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses and supervise research students and projects.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s 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 annual leave and medical benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., a research plan and a statement on teaching philosophy to the Department at civdept@hku.hk and indicate clearly which level they wish to be considered for and the reference number in the subject of the e-mail.  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc.  Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Review of applications will start from February 1, 2018 and continue until March 31, 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; and is committed to a Non-smoking Policy

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