CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Epidemiology and Public Health)

  

Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Epidemiology and Public Health) (2 posts) in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health [Ref. C/650/09]

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 in veterinary studies 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.

The Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Science will start a course-based master’s programme (MSc) in Public Health in September 2021, which will focus on infectious disease epidemiology, ‘One Health’ principles, and biostatistics.  The College and the Department are currently accelerating its recruitment of highly motivated and qualified staff that will contribute to the development of the Master of Science in Public Health.  We are looking for energetic individuals with a background in epidemiology, public health, and/or biostatistics to teach in this graduate-level programme and lead on public health issues centered around infectious disease modeling, surveillance and control, as well as zoonotic diseases and antimicrobial resistance and/or other ‘One Health’ related issues.

Applications and nominations are invited for the above posts:

Duties

The appointees are expected to support the overall academic missions of the College and the Department and facilitate further development of research programmes and teaching activities including delivery of courses in the MSc Programme in Public Health.

Requirements

A PhD in a relevant discipline (epidemiology, public health, biostatistics).  Applicants with a veterinary degree/medical degree/MPH preferred.  Candidates should have demonstrable evidence of research success (including publications in internationally-recognized journals and the ability to obtain research funding) and strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively as a member of an academic team.

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 http://www.cityu.edu.hk, or from the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (email : chhung@cityu.edu.hk).

To apply, please submit an online application at http://jobs.cityu.edu.hk, and include a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and research and teaching statement(s).  Nominations can be sent directly to the Department (email : chhung@cityu.edu.hk).  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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