THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Research Assistant Professor in Hydrogeology

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
05 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
20 May 2019
Ref
494135
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

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.

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