Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Tuesday, 31 August 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 15 October 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Temporary
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 Temporary Clinical Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry (several posts) (Ref.: 508178), to commence in October 2021 for 18 months

The 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 high quality of the Faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, clinical services and research excellence attained global recognition, as evidenced by the Faculty’s World Number Ranking among the top 1% by the QS World University Ranking by Subject for seven consecutive years.  The Faculty’s strategic research themes include Clinical Artificial Intelligence, Craniofacial Regeneration, Microbiome Innovation, Oral Cancer, and Population Oral Health.  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.

Applicants should possess a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree and a Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) degree, or equivalent.  A Ph.D. degree is preferable.  Applicants should also have (i) experience in oral epidemiological research; (ii) ability in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical practice; (iii) potential for and interest in research; (iv) ability and willingness to participate in Faculty affairs; (v) experience in knowledge exchange (KE) activities; and (vi) a good command of spoken and written Chinese and English.  Ability to communicate in Cantonese is preferred.  Those with research experience in Community Dentistry, Dental Public Health or a closely related field would be highly desirable.  Experience in conducting oral epidemiological studies would be an advantage.

The appointees will participate in conducting a Hong Kong territory-wide oral health survey on various population groups, including pre-school children, adolescents, middle-age adults, and institutionalized and non-institutionalized older adults.  The work will include conducting clinical examinations and interviews on survey participants; supervision of survey support staff; provision of individual counselling to survey participants; and performing other duties including teaching, research and KE as assigned.  Working off-campus, outside normal office hours and on weekends may be required.  Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Professor Edward Lo at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University only accepts online applications for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start from September 15, 2021 and continue until October 15, 2021, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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