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Director of the Common Core Curriculum (at the rank of Professor/Associate Professor)

University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Speech & Rhetoric, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Instructional Technology & Design, Humanities, Other Humanities, Executive, Executive Directors
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Full Time
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Applications are invited for appointment as Director of the Common Core Curriculum (at the rank of Professor/Associate Professor) (Ref.: 508899), to commence in June 2022 or as soon thereafter as possible, on a five-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

The Common Core is HKU's distinctive form of holistic, interdisciplinary, and integrative undergraduate education. In existence since 2012, the Core consists of a thriving set of dynamic courses and learning platforms for students, colleagues and partners in which we all “engage, experiment, and enjoy.” All HKU undergraduates are required to take (generally) six courses—designed by the Faculties specifically for the Core—across four Areas of Inquiry: Science, Technology, and Big Data; Arts & Humanities; Global Issues; and China: Culture, State and Society. Emphasis is placed on active learning in the classroom; on project-based and undergraduate research initiatives; on creating opportunities for public impacts of student work; and on the development of student capacities needed to thrive in the 21stcentury.

The appointee will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and administration, with the support of a superb staff, of the Common Core Curriculum. In addition, s/he will provide leadership for the enhancement of transdisciplinary undergraduate research and highly interactive digital and F2F learning strategies in the curriculum. S/he will have oversight over workshops for teaching staff, tutors, and students; enhance projects with our Hong Kong Learning Partners and with international partners through GLADE (Global Liberal Arts Design Experiments); and represent the Common Core to a variety of constituents across campus and beyond. For more information, please visit .

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. or the equivalent in any area of expertise and have demonstrated excellent communication, organizational, and networking skills, as well as an abiding commitment to the ongoing re-invention of undergraduate learning in the context of a comprehensive research university. Substantial administrative and teaching experience in programmes with a mission similar to the Common Core, as well as a complementary record of research, is preferred. This position reports directly to the Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning).

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 post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site ( ) and upload an up-to-date C.V., a list of five references, and a Letter of Application articulating your vision for, and experience with, innovative cross-disciplinary teaching and learning. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 10, 2021 , or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier. Interviews are planned for early in 2022.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and
is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency

Advertised: Nov 9, 2021 (HK Time)
Applications close: Dec 10, 2021 (HK Time)

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