Research Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Thursday, 25 March 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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 Business and Economics (07030)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

The HKU-SCF FinTech Academy, with the aim to cultivate interdisciplinary research in FinTech, has established a Research Assistant Professor (RAP) Scheme, in which three Research Assistant Professors will be recruited and hosted by the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Business and Economics, or Faculty of Law.  

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Business and Economics (Ref.: 503635), to commence on September 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal upon satisfactory performance. 

The HKU Business School (Faculty of Business and Economics) is widely recognised and respected in the region for being a leading and globally-impactful institution in business and economics education. The School nurtures first-class business leaders through its full-spectrum undergraduate, graduate and executive education programmes. It fosters both academic and applied research with strategic foci on data analytics, machine learning and digital transformation, and on regional finance, economy and business trends. Information about the School can be obtained at

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in the field of Finance or related areas, and have demonstrated promise of a high level of ability in research in the field of FinTech (including but not limited to FinTech Credit, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Cyber Security, RegTech, InsurTech, WealthTech, Financial Intelligence, AI, Robo-advisors and Data Analytics). 

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, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online, and upload an up-to-date C.V. and a research plan.  Review of applications will start in April 2021 and continue until June 30, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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