Tenure-Track Clinical Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Restorative Dental Sciences

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Thursday, 19 March 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 19 April 2020
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: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Assistant Professor in Restorative Dental Sciences of the Faculty of Dentistry (Ref.: 499824) (2 posts), to commence as soon as possible on a four-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal upon mutual agreement and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second four-year fixed-term contract.

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 is seeking two academic clinicians with a strong interest in clinical dental practice, teaching and learning and a passion for research.  Applicants should have a demonstrated level of expertise in undertaking a leading role in the development of teaching and learning related to contemporary philosophies and advanced practice in Restorative Dental Sciences (Discipline of Cariology).  Those with a demonstrated research track record in Cariology, Comprehensive Dental Care and/or Restorative Dentistry are highly desirable. Applicants should have skills centered on clinical management and teaching within the Discipline.  The appointee would be expected to play a major role in clinical learning of BDS students and depending on the level of experience and appointment, the appointee may take the role of coordinating Comprehensive Dental Care/General Dental Practice learning in the senior years of the BDS programme. 

For appointment as Clinical Associate Professor, applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Dentistry, clinical specialist or equivalent status pertaining to the field of Restorative Dental Sciences, and a Ph.D. degree or equivalent.  They should also have (i) proven evidence for quality research, publications in high quality international journals, and local and regional recognition for scholarship and professional expertise; (ii) demonstrated ability in undergraduate and postgraduate education, clinical practice and research; (iii) active participation in Faculty and University affairs; and (iv) solid experience in knowledge exchange (KE) activities and leadership in professional education programmes or community engagement.

For appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor, applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Dentistry, and a Master of Dental Surgery degree or equivalent.  They should also have (i) ability in undergraduate and postgraduate clinical teaching and clinical practice; (ii) potential for and interest in research; (iii) ability and willingness to participate in Faculty affairs; and (iv) experience in KE activities.

Information about the Faculty can be obtained at  For general enquiries about the posts, please contact Professor T.F. Flemmig, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at  For further information about the duties of the posts, please contact Professor M.F. Burrow 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 appointments will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will also be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online, upload an up-to-date C.V., and indicate clearly which level they wish to be considered for. 

Closes April 19, 2020.

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