THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant Professor in Department of Computing

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
Thursday, 4 June 2020
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 31 December 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion.  

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTING

Research Assistant Professor (seven posts) (Ref. 20060304)

The Department of Computing (COMP) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, founded in 1974, pioneers the development of computing education in the territory.  With over 40 years of success, COMP plays a strong role in undertaking world-class research and nurturing talents to support the advancement of society.  Moving forward, COMP is determined to assert its position as the leader in interdisciplinary research and education in computing, generating worldwide benefits to mankind.  COMP envisions it will become the influential icon in smart computing internationally.  COMP has been widely recognised by the global community with its high positions in different world university rankings over the years.  It has been consistently placed among the top 100, even among the top 50 in some of the years, by all renowned global rankings, including QS World University Subject Rankings, Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Best Global Universities Rankings by the U.S. News & World Report.  For more information about the Department, please visit the website at http://www.comp.polyu.edu.hk.

The Department is now inviting applications from outstanding candidates with expertise and experience in security and financial technology, multimedia/biometrics/AR-VR, software engineering, data science and AI.

Duties

The appointees for the posts will be required to:

(a)    conduct research as the main duty and actively pursue external research grants, such as General Research Fund, as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator;

(b)    provide quality teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level as assigned by the Department;

(c)    supervise research students;

(d)    undertake academic and departmental administrative duties; and

(e)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates. 

Qualifications

Applicants should:

(a)    have a doctoral degree in Computing or a related discipline;

(b)    have demonstrated promise of a high level of creative ability in research and teaching in some subdivisions of his/her field;

(c)    be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills; and

(d)    be highly proficient in written and spoken English.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Appointments will only be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Application 

Please send a completed application form by post to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk.  Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php.  If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Consideration of applications will commence in June 2020 until the positions are filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/pics.php.

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.   

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