Professor in Science

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
12 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Science (25000)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Professor (several posts) in the Faculty of Science (Ref.: 494236), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.  Direct tenure and Chair title may be offered to outstanding candidates.

The Faculty of Science provides a supportive and friendly environment and is embarking on a programme of recruitment to invest in areas of acknowledged strength and to invest in areas of internationally competitive activity.  Information about the Faculty can be obtained at

We are looking to recruit new staff with great potential to join our Faculty.  Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Science.  They should be able to demonstrate excellence in research in one of the areas of identified research strength within the Faculty.  Teaching duties will be assigned by the Head of the hosting department that an appointee will join upon appointment.  Enquiries about the post should be sent to the Dean 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.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site ( 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 since 2014 with journal impact factor and citations indicated for each publication, 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 in his/her department, while the remaining two should have knowledge of his/her recent academic or employment experience.  Referees should submit their reference letters to  As this is a senior post, the University will seek independent external assessments on shortlisted applicants.  Review of applications will start on April 11, 2019 and continue until September 30, 2019, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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