Research Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law
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Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Law (18000)
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 Law (Ref.: 503586), 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 Faculty of Law is the longest established law school in Hong Kong. It plays a leading role in legal education in Hong Kong and Asia, through its various undergraduate, research postgraduate, and taught postgraduate programmes covering a wide range of legal subject areas. It is the largest and oldest law teaching institution in Hong Kong, currently consisting of over 80 teaching members drawn from more than 17 jurisdictions worldwide.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in the field of Law, and have demonstrated promise of a high level of ability in research in the field of FinTech (including but not limited to Blockchain, Cyber Security, RegTech, InsurTech, WealthTech, Financial Intelligence, AI 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.