Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Comparative Anatomy)

83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Friday, 23 October 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 23 November 2020
[Ref. C/630/09]
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Comparative Anatomy) in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health [Ref. C/630/09]

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 was established in July 2017.  Its mission is to achieve and sustain excellence in teaching and research through advancing the understanding of the interconnectivity of animal and human health.  The Department is well positioned to provide a strong link between the preclinical veterinary sciences and applied (clinical) veterinary medicine.  In another dimension it focuses on One Health, an area spanning the health of animals, humans and the environment.  The Department plays a key role in teaching students in the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and providing postgraduate research training.  Departmental academic staff members undertake teaching and research across their areas of specialty, and are actively engaged in enhancing the profile and effectiveness of veterinary training, public health and applied research through partnership and strengthening links with industry, business, commerce and other institutions locally and internationally.

Applications and nominations are invited for the above posts:


Plan and establish world-class teaching and research facilities, teach and manage undergraduate and postgraduate courses, develop new research directions and maintain robust research programmes, and carry out administrative work and any other duties to facilitate the development of the Department and the College as a whole.

The appointee is also expected to contribute to the development and implementation of the professional veterinary curriculum in the area of Comparative Anatomy, modelled on the integrated “Animal Body” construct as delivered by our partner, Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.


A PhD in relevant disciplines (Comparative Anatomy/Histology/Embryology/Zoology/Vertebrate Morphology/Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine) or equivalent. A veterinary degree registrable in Hong Kong preferred, but not essential.  Applicants must have demonstrable evidence of research success (including publishing influential works and obtaining external research funding).  Candidates with background in the field of Comparative Anatomy are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates for the post of Professor should possess a proven record of distinguished scholarly accomplishment including significant external funding support, strong leadership capabilities, and active participation in graduate and undergraduate education.  

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 Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (email :

To apply, please submit an online application at, and include a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and research and teaching statements based on the position.  Nominations can be sent directly to the Department (email :  Applications and nominations will receive full consideration until the positions are 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.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

Worldwide recognition ranking 48th, and 4th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2021); 1st in the World’s Most International Universities (THE survey 2020); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2017).

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