Professor/Associate/Assistant Professor, Health and Drug Discovery

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Monday, 9 March 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 8 April 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The vision of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is to be a leading liberal arts University in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture.  Through a holistic approach to education, complemented by a comprehensive international learning programme designed to broaden students’ horizons and global outlook, HKBU strives to unlock students’ creative potential and equip them with knowledge and skills required for today’s globalised world.  In line with the vision of HKBU, the Talent 100 scheme with the aim of recruiting 100 academic staff is launched.  One of the specific focuses is to recruit talents contributing to the cluster of Health and Drug Discovery: Chinese Medicine-inspired Translational Research, with the perspective of applying frontier sciences to assimilate therapeutic wisdom of Chinese medicine for disease treatment, prevention, and recovery.


The Faculty of Science comprises five departments, including Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics.  We strive to play a key leading and innovative role in science and technological education by delivering excellence in teaching and learning, conducting cutting-edge academic research and proactively contributing to the advancement of society.

This multidisciplinary research cluster - Health and Drug Discovery, focuses on (i) the technological advancement on molecular imaging, drug design & smart delivery, (ii) specificity and efficacy of diagnosis and therapy in aging-associated diseases, and (iii) healthy active living & health communication.  We now invite applications for several tenure-track faculty positions at the Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor ranks, to join the team.

The appointees are expected to develop interdisciplinary collaborations.  Applicants should possess a relevant PhD degree, and demonstrate excellent research accomplishments of originality and depth with the potential to be an international leader in the following areas:

  1. Pharmacology/Toxicology
  2. Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology
  3. Neuroscience
  4. Microbiology and Inflammation
  5. Molecular Imaging, Drug Design and Delivery
  6. Chemical Biology

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years.  Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

For enquiries, please send email to Professor Chris KC Wong (e-mail: ckcwong@hkbu.edu.hk).

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) and send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works, statements of teaching and research interest and recent teaching evaluation results.  Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct.  Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.  All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Review of applications is on-going and will continue until the positions are filled.

Hong Kong Baptist University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer  

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