Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Urban Studies/Urban Planning job with THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Type of work: Full time

Department: Department of Town Planning and Design (01300)

Categories: Faculty staff

Applications are invited for nomination as Full Professor or Tenure-Track Associate/Assistant Professor in Urban Studies/Urban Planning in the Department of Urban Planning and Design (Ref. 512114), commencing September 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointment as an associate/assistant professor will be on the basis of a three-year fixed-term contract, with the possibility of renewal and consideration of tenure before the expiration of a second fixed-term contract of three years. An exceptionally outstanding candidate at the Professor/Associate Professor level may be considered for tenure appointment.

HKU’s Department of Urban Planning and Design (DUPAD) is an internationally recognized school of urban planning with excellence in teaching and research in urban studies, urban planning and urban science. Its vision is to provide leadership in intellectual and methodological developments in the field, as well as to have a high-level impact on urban planning, management and political developments in Hong Kong, Mainland China, the region Belt and Road and beyond. DUPAD has 40 years of experience in fusing urban science, planning, design and policy analysis and has one of the strongest groups of urban data scientists in the world. He is also active in interdisciplinary research, with close ties to the Geography, Public Health, Real Estate and Urban Economics, Transportation, Architecture, Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences groups of HKU and other universities.

Having celebrated its 40and Anniversary in 2021, the Department is one of the world’s most established and respected urban research centers in the Asia-Pacific region. The department offers a range of taught undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and M.Phil./Ph.D. research programs in urban studies, urban planning, urban design, urban analysis, housing management, transport, environment and healthy cities. Information about the department can be obtained at

The Department seeks an outstanding scholar with proven international leadership (for senior ranks) or an aspiring scholar with demonstrated potential (for junior ranks) in research, teaching and knowledge exchange in the field of study urban planning and development.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in relevant fields and a good general education in urban scholarship as well as their research specialties. They must have a distinguished and sustained record (for senior ranks) or great potential to (for junior ranks) conduct high-quality, impactful research, as indicated by publications and competitive grants, international recognition of fellowships education, ability to lead interdisciplinary projects and proven management and leadership skills (for higher grades). They should also have versatile academic ability and personality, intellectual and practical vision, and an aspiration/ability to develop strong links with industry and the public sector. Research experience in the Asia-Pacific region will be an advantage but is not essential. Candidates will be considered for appointment as Full/Associate/Assistant Professor based on their experience.

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 an up-to-date CV, research statement and future plans, and teaching philosophy. Review of applications will begin as soon as possible and will continue until May 10, 2022or until the position is filled, whichever comes first.