Tenure-Track Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Assistant Professor in Clinical AI

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
20 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2021
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 Dentistry (08000)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Assistant Professor in Clinical Artificial Intelligence in the Faculty of Dentistry (Ref.: 502695), to commence as soon as possible on a four-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal upon mutual agreement and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second four-year fixed-term contract. 

The HKU Faculty of Dentistry is the only dental school in Hong Kong and is the only one in Greater China that uses English as the medium of instruction. The high quality of the Faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, clinical services and research excellence attained global recognition, as evidenced by the Faculty’s World Number Ranking among the top 1% by the QS World University Ranking by Subject in the past six years.  The Faculty’s strategic research themes include Clinical Artificial Intelligence (AI), Craniofacial Regeneration, Microbiome Innovation, Oral Cancer, and Population Oral Health. The Faculty also plays an important role in public and professional education through its knowledge exchange activities as well as in dental and oral health research, and promotions in international, regional and local communities.

The Faculty aims at fostering research in healthcare AI across multiple disciplines with the Faculty of Engineering, and is seeking a high caliber candidate with a strong research background in clinical AI. The appointee is expected to participate in the joint research centre on clinical AI with the Faculty of Engineering on one or more of the research themes of the Faculty of Dentistry and to contribute to the teaching and learning activities of the Faculty. The objective is to apply AI to solve relevant clinical problems in dentistry with a lasting impact.  Potential applications of AI may range from computer vision, conversational AI, disease classification, predictive and value-based dentistry, surgical planning, robotics and/or autonomous manufacturing.

For appointment as Clinical Associate Professor, applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Dentistry, clinical specialist or equivalent status, and a Ph.D. degree or equivalent. They should also have (i) proven evidence for quality research, publications in high quality international journals, and local and regional recognition for scholarship and professional expertise; (ii) demonstrated ability in undergraduate and postgraduate education, clinical practice and research; (iii) active participation in Faculty and University affairs; and (iv) solid experience in knowledge exchange (KE) activities and leadership in professional education programs or community engagement. 

For appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor, applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Dentistry, and a Master of Dental Surgery degree or equivalent. They should also have (i) ability in undergraduate and postgraduate clinical teaching and clinical practice; (ii) potential for and interest in research; (iii) ability and willingness to participate in Faculty affairs; and (iv) experience in KE activities.

Information about the Faculty can be obtained at For general enquiries, please contact Professor T.F. Flemmig, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at For further information about the post, please contact Professor C. McGrath 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 also be provided as applicable.   

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., and indicate clearly which level they wish to be considered for. Closes January 3, 2021.

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