Tenure-Track Clinical Professor, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
19 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 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: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (20000)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spreading across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are around 29,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,500 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

The HKU LKS Faculty of Medicine (HKUMed) is the oldest higher education institution in Hong Kong. Founded as the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese by the London Missionary Society in 1887, it was deemed the premier Faculty when HKU was established in 1911, and it has been a leader in medicine and healthcare in Hong Kong and the region for over 130 years. Through its teaching and research, the Faculty has supplied Hong Kong with preeminent medical and healthcare professionals; undertaken groundbreaking research; and provided strong leadership in establishing and maintaining world-class healthcare in the territory. 

HKUMed is the largest faculty in the University.  It comprises 14 departments, 4 schools (School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Chinese Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Public Health), 2 academic units and a number of research centres, with over 400 full-time academic and academic-related staff and 800 research and research-related support staff.  At present, it is home to approximately 2,900 undergraduate students and 1,500 postgraduate students.

The Emergency Medicine Unit is a full-fledged division of HKUMed.  It will be developed into an academic department under the strategic direction of the Faculty.  To cope with the challenges ahead, the Unit is inviting applications for appointment as Tenure-Track Clinical Professor in the LKS Faculty of Medicine (Ref.: 498659) to commence as soon as possible, on a four-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second four-year fixed-term contract.

Applicants should possess a medical qualification registrable with the Medical Council of Hong Kong, and a higher professional qualification of Specialty Fellowship of the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine or equivalent, with a strong interest in research and preferably with a postgraduate research degree.  They should also demonstrate evidence of international recognition of clinical excellence; proven achievements in research; a strong commitment to, and excellence in, teaching medical students and training residents; and the ability to contribute to undergraduate curriculum development.  Direct communication with patients is required and the languages employed are English and Cantonese.  Knowledge of Putonghua is highly desirable.  The appointee will teach, organize and develop undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; conduct high-quality scholarly research; provide clinical service and patient care; and contribute to administrative duties in the Unit, Faculty and the University. He/She will perform the duties at the University’s teaching hospitals in Hong Kong. Information about the Unit can be obtained 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.  A monthly cash allowance will be offered to the successful candidate.   Housing benefits will also be provided as applicable. 

This recruitment is supported by the executive search firm, Perrett Laver. Enquiries or applications (a cover letter with an up-to-date C.V.) should be directed to Ms. Cora Hui at or +852 3619 8072.  Review of applications will start on October 15, 2019 and will continue until November 30, 2019.

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