Research Assistant Professor in Clinical Artificial Intelligence

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Friday, 27 September 2019
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Dentistry (08000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in Clinical Artificial Intelligence in the Faculty of Dentistry (Ref.: 498772), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis. 

The HKU Faculty of Dentistry is the only dental school in Hong Kong and is the only one in Greater China that uses English as the medium of instruction. The Faculty offers both undergraduate and postgraduate dental education, which is internationally renowned.  The Faculty’s strategic research themes are Biomedical Engineering and Biofunctional Materials, Oral Microbiome and Health Initiative, Population Oral Health, and Smart Health Technology and Potentially Malignant Oral Disease.  The high quality of the Faculty’s teaching and learning, clinical services and research excellence have won global recognition, as evidenced by the Faculty’s World Number One Ranking by the QS World University Ranking by Subject in the years 2016, 2017 and 2018.  The Faculty also plays an important role in public and professional education through its knowledge exchange activities as well as in dental and oral health research, and promotions in international, regional and local communities.

The Faculty aims at fostering research in healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) across multiple disciplines with the Faculty of Engineering, and is seeking a high caliber candidate with a strong research background in clinical AI. The objective is to apply AI to solve relevant clinical problems in dentistry with a lasting impact.  Potential applications of AI may range from computer vision, conversational AI, disease classification, predictive and value-based dentistry, surgical planning, robotics and/or autonomous manufacturing.

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry and a Ph.D. degree related to clinical AI, with relevant post-doctoral work experience and a good track record of research demonstrated by publications in refereed journals. They should also have excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. The appointee is expected to participate in the joint research centre on clinical AI with the Faculty of Engineering to initiate and pursue high-level collaborative research activities on one or more of the four research themes of the Faculty of Dentistry.  

Information about the Faculty of Dentistry can be obtained at Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor M.M. Bornstein, Associate Dean (Research and Innovation) at or the Faculty administration at

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. 

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date CV and information such as details of their research experience, publications, research proposals, etc.  Closes November 30, 2019.

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