Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Real Estate (several posts) in the Department of Real Estate and Construction (Ref.: 519299), to commence as soon as possible, 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. Exceptionally outstanding candidates may be considered for appointment on tenure terms.
The Department of Real Estate and Construction (REC) enjoys a world-class reputation for its research and teaching in real estate and construction management. It runs long-established, highly successful, and competitive professional education programmes, with alumni holding senior positions in the public and private sectors. Its academic staff has a broad spectrum of expertise, covering virtually every aspect of construction, land, real estate, and conservation. As an integral part of the Faculty of Architecture, REC contributes to the world ranking of 14th under the QS University Subject Rankings 2021 in Built Environment. In terms of research quality, the department is ranked 1st in the Built Environment panel of the Hong Kong Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2020. More information about REC can be viewed at http://www.arch.hku.hk/rec/.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Real Estate or related fields. They should (i) demonstrate a proven track record in, or strong potential for, research, scholarly publications, and competitive external funding; (ii) have the ability to teach real estate economics and finance at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and (iii) have experience or competence in academic leadership and management. Applicants for the Professor position should possess strong academic credentials, outstanding academic leadership capabilities, extensive experience in conducting externally funded and rigorous research, and a distinguished record of scholarship.
The appointees are also expected to strengthen REC’s research and teaching in real estate, share knowledge with the industry and society, and provide leadership and services to the Department and Faculty. They are also encouraged to develop collaborative research in the context of HKUrbanLabs, the research arm of the Faculty of Architecture. The labs draw together the research and outreach efforts of scholars of architecture, conservation, construction, housing, landscape, planning, real estate, surveying, transport, urban design, urban economics, and urban studies. Information about HKUrbanLabs is available at http://www.arch.hku.hk/research/introduction/.
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, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.
The University only accepts online applications for the above posts. Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., a research plan for the next three years, and a teaching statement. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until 31 July 2023, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.