Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Public Health and Environmental Microbiology)

83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Friday, 8 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 8 December 2019
[Ref. E/272/09]
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.

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Public Health and Environmental Microbiology) in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences [Ref. E/272/09]

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education.  As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement.  The University has nine Colleges/Schools.  As part of its pursuit of excellence, the University aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including business, creative media, data science, energy and environment, engineering, humanities and social sciences, law, science, veterinary medicine and life sciences. 

The Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health is located in the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences at City University. The Department has a focus on One Health, an area connecting the health of animals, humans and the environment. City University is now establishing a new joint position in Public Health and Environmental Microbiology that will link the Department with the well-established School of Energy and Environment at City University. The intention is for the joint appointee to enhance the One Health agenda, undertaking collaborative research in environmental aspects of antimicrobial resistance as an important part of their duties.

Applications are invited for the above posts:


Based in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, the appointee is expected to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the Department, as well as in the School of Energy and Environment; undertake collaborative cross-disciplinary research in environmental aspects of antimicrobial resistance and related topics, in a One Health context; and carry out administrative work and other duties to facilitate the development of the Department and School.  Laboratory experimentations, field observation and/or modeling are welcomed.


A PhD in Public Health and Environmental Microbiology, with experience in studying antimicrobial resistance, microbial genomics and metagenomics in an environmental context.  Candidates should have demonstrable evidence of research success (including the ability to obtain research funding), strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively as a member of an academic team, and an ability to deliver courses in English.

Salary and Conditions of Service

Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance.  Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable).  Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.

Information and Application

Further information on the posts and the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : : (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311].

To apply, please submit an online application at, and include a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and research and/or teaching statement(s) based on the position.   Applications will receive full consideration until the position is filled. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; and those shortlisted for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent directly by the referees to the Department, specifying the position applied for.  The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

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