Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Agricultural or Environmental Biotechnology)

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
27 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

The vision of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is to be a leading liberal arts University in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture. Through a holistic approach to education, complemented by a comprehensive international learning programme designed to broaden students' horizons and global outlook, HKBU strives to unlock students' creative potential and equip them with knowledge and skills required for today's globalised world.


Department of Biology

The Department offers two BSc (Hons) programmes in Applied Biology and in Bioresource and Agricultural Science, and MPhil and PhD degrees in Biological Science, Environmental Science and Agricultural Science. The Department places a strong emphasis on both quality education and scholarly research/services.

The Department is recruiting tenure-track faculty members in the following area:

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Agricultural or Environmental Biotechnology) (PR0431/18-19)

Applicants should have a PhD degree in biology, agriculture or related fields with postdoctoral training, and a track record of outstanding research publications and teaching credentials in biotechnology, with specialization in one or more of the following areas: fermentation, enzyme technology, food biotechnology and biotechnology for crop production. Other areas relevant to agricultural/environmental biotechnology will also be considered. 

The appointee is expected to develop strong externally-funded research programmes, and commit to excellence in teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The position is tenure-track with initial appointment on a three-year fixed-term contract. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement. Tenure is expected to be attained within six years.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) with samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Those who are not invited for interview four months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 14 December 2019  

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