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Associate Director (at the rank of Senior Lecturer)

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Ref.: 517442
Work type: Full-time
Department: Common Core Office (46300)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Associate Director (at the rank of Senior Lecturer ) in the Common Core Office (Ref.:517442), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

The Common Core (https://commoncore.hku.hk/) is HKU’s distinctive form of General Education in which all undergraduates are required to take six interdisciplinary courses across the four areas of Science, Technology, and Big Data; Arts and Humanities; Global Issues; and China: Culture, State and Society. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary and interactive learning; creating opportunities for students in Hong Kong and globally; developing the Future Readiness Initiative; deepening engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and expanding the Transdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Initiative.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent and demonstrate a strong commitment to innovative undergraduate learning. They should also exhibit excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and programme development skills to shape cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral undergraduate education. Experience with teaching and administrative experience in programmes with a mission similar to the Common Core would be a definite advantage.

The appointee will be engaged in delivering on various strategic initiatives of the Common Core, bridging the T&L and administrative functions of the Common Core. He/She will provide leadership and support for the enhancement of interdisciplinarity, active learning, and digital pedagogies; developing workshops for teaching staff, tutors, and students; liaising with partners with Hong Kong and overseas; and representing the Common Core to a variety of constituents, both on and off-campus.

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 application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload (i) an up-to-date C.V. and (ii) a 1-2 page statement about what most excites you about the connections between administration, interdisciplinarity, active teaching, and partnership development. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2022 .

Advertised: Nov 29, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close: Dec 31, 2022 (HK Time)

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