Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Applied Geophysics

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Monday, 22 November 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 31 December 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Earth Sciences (25300)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Applied Geophysics in the Department for Earth Sciences (Ref.: 508869), 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.

The Faculty of Science provides a supportive and friendly environment and has embarked on a programme of recruitment to invest in areas of acknowledged strength and internationally competitive activity. Information about the Faculty can be obtained at  The Department of Earth Sciences has research strengths in Earth history and global change, solid Earth and planetary sciences and applied/urban geosciences, and houses major research facilities. For more information on the Department, please visit

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences or a related discipline, with a strong commitment to research and teaching. They should be able to demonstrate excellence in research in applied/urban geology, with a focus in applied geophysics. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the development and application of innovative geophysical techniques for addressing environmental, engineering, hydrogeological and marine geology problems. Experience in knowledge exchange activities and impact case study ( would be beneficial.  Teaching duties will be assigned by the Head of Department with a reduced teaching load in the first two years of appointment. Enquiries about the post should be sent to the Head of Department at

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. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. A start-up package that is commensurate with the needs and experience of the appointee will be provided.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online 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, 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, while the remaining two should have knowledge of his/her recent academic or employment experience. Referees should submit their reference letters to (the referee should input the applicant email address which is the same one as in the online application).  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.