Professor in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education
University of Hong Kong
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Closing Date: 24/09/2019
Professor in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in the Faculty of Education
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 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 about 29,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,500 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned. Further information about the University can be found on the website https://www.hku.hk/.
The Faculty of Education
HKU has been involved in teacher education since 1917, and the Faculty of Education was established in 1984. The Faculty of Education is forward-looking and world leading, ranking the fourth globally in Education (THE 2019). It has assumed an important role in educational research and professional training and has contributed significantly to education policy and development in Hong Kong. It is a major teacher-education institution and has strong expertise in policy analysis and curriculum development. It was the first institution in Hong Kong to train speech therapists and audiologists for the local community. More information about the Faculty of Education can be found at https://web.edu.hku.hk/.
Applications are invited for appointment as Professor in STEM Education, to commence on September 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal. Candidates with extensive experience and demonstrated outstanding academic achievement may be considered for direct tenure, subject to approval.
The Faculty of Education is seeking to break new ground with fresh initiatives and innovative curricula across several key areas, including Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and STEM Education, with Teacher Education as the focal point for the Faculty. STEM Education is a priority in Hong Kong, to which the government has allocated substantial resources and support.
The ideal candidate should be a well-established international scholar in STEM Education/teacher education, who is capable of taking up a leadership role and other responsibilities, including but not limited to
The appointee will research, inform and enhance the teaching of STEM, seeking to promote STEM education in Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific region and globally.
Applicants should possess
Knowledge of the education sector in Hong Kong would be a strong advantage.
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.
How to Apply
Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 201800276) need not re-apply.
Applications should consist of a covering letter together with an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV). The University will seek independent external assessments on shortlisted applicants. Review of applications will commence on September 24, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency.