THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Professor, Faculty of Science

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
Saturday, 12 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Ref
502151
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
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 Science (25000)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Professor (several posts) in the Faculty of Science (Ref.: 502151), to commence as soon as possible on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.  Direct tenure and Chair title may be offered to outstanding candidates.

The Faculty of Science provides a supportive and friendly environment and is embarking on a programme of recruitment to invest in areas of acknowledged strength and to invest in areas of internationally competitive activity.  Information about the Faculty can be obtained at https://www.scifac.hku.hk/.

We are looking to recruit new staff with great potential to join our Faculty.  Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Science.  They should be able to demonstrate excellence in research in one of the areas of identified research strength within the Faculty.  Teaching duties will be assigned by the Head of the hosting department that an appointee will join upon appointment. Enquiries about the post should be sent to the Dean at sciencedean@hku.hk.

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, totaling 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 at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload a cover letter, together with an up-to-date C.V., which should include hyperlinks to google scholar profiles and ORCID, a detailed publication list since 2014 with journal impact factor and citations indicated for each publication, and a research proposal.  Applicants will also be required to arrange three reference letters under confidential cover.  It is important to note that at least one of the referees should be able to comment, amongst other things, on the applicant’s research ability and his/her contribution to teaching or research in his/her department, while the remaining two should have knowledge of his/her recent academic or employment experience.  Referees should submit their reference letters to https://web.science.hku.hk/job/502151_ref.html.  As this is a senior post, the University will seek independent external assessments on shortlisted applicants.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until March 31, 2021, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity.  To promote gender diversity and
professional advancement of women as well as men, the Faculty of Science expressly
encourages qualified persons from all genders to apply.

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