HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor

Location
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
09 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
07 Jan 2021
Ref
PR0378/19-20
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

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. 

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR0378/19-20)

The Department has commenced its new UGC funded BSc (Hons) programme in Bioresource and Agricultural Science and is recruiting tenure-track faculty members in the following areas:

Soil Science / Crop Protection / Crop Production / Horticulture  (Two Vacancies)
Applicants should have a PhD degree in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, plant breeding agronomy or related fields, with postdoctoral training and a track record of outstanding research publications and strong externally-funded research projects. Candidates who use cutting-edge approaches to address research in plant disease control, soil fertility, molecular soil biology, bioconversion, soil microbial ecology, bio-products, microbial fertilizers, molecular plant pathology, plant genomics, crop genetic and breeding, and probiotics-soil-plant relationship for crop improvement are highly desirable. Applicants with experience in agricultural crop production, field experimental station operation and farmers extension programme will be an advantage.

Candidates should be independent, energetic, and ambitious scientists; have demonstrated experience in high impact research and an excellent track record in publication; and committed to excellence in both teaching and extension education.

Colleagues recruited will have access to over HK$1M of seed money and appropriate research facilities/support, as well as a generous array of competitive research funding from internal and external sources.

The openings are on tenure-track with initial appointment on three-year fixed-term contract. Re-appointments thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement. Tenured appointments are expected to be attained within six years. 

Those who have responded to the advertisement posted in August 2020 need not re-apply. 

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. They 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 4 months after the submission 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 appointments for the posts advertised, and the appointments will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offers.

Closing date: 8 November 2020 (or until the position is filled) 

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