Research Assistant Professor in Hydrogeology
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Earth Sciences (25300)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in Hydrogeology in the Department of Earth Sciences (Ref.: 494135), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree by research in Hydrogeology or related disciplines, preferably with post-doctoral research experience. They should have exceptional research strength, an excellent publication record, and the ability to conduct independent research. They should be self-motivated with strong computing and communication skills. Research experience in groundwater and surface water interaction, coastal aquifers, alpine hydrogeology, or hydrogeochemistry would be a definite asset. The appointee will conduct regional or local numerical modeling related to complex subsurface flow and chemical transport processes; perform laboratory experiments and field hydrogeological investigations; author peer-reviewed papers in refereed international journals; work as a member of the existing multidisciplinary team; and write grant proposals and develop his/her own research program. While teaching is not the main duties of this position, the appointee may teach or co-teach a module in postgraduate or undergraduate programmes. Information about the Department of Earth Sciences and the existing hydrogeology research can be found at https://www.earthsciences.hku.hk/.
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. Review of applications will start on March 20, 2019 and continue until May 20, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.