Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Agricultural or Environmental Biotechnology)
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.
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
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. Strong emphasis is placed on both quality education and scholarly research.
The Department is recruiting tenure-track faculty members in the following area:
Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Agricultural or Environmental Biotechnology) (PR0431/18-19)
We are looking for an energetic and ambitious scientist who is expected to develop externally-funded research programmes, and commit to excellence in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Applicants should have a PhD degree in microbiology and biotechnology with applications in the fields of agriculture, environment or related areas. They should also possess postdoctoral training with a track record of outstanding research publications and teaching credentials in biotechnology, with specialisation in one or more of the following areas: anaerobic digestion and composting, microbial ecology, fermentation and enzyme technology, environmental and agricultural biotechnology, and crop production.
The appointment is offered on a tenure track. Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of up to three years. 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.
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. Two referees should be requested to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: email@example.com) 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: 15 February 2020 (or until the position is filled)