Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Developmental Biology

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
27 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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 Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Developmental Biology in the Faculty of Dentistry (Ref.: 502744), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal upon mutual agreement and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The 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, 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.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree with a research focus on craniofacial embryology or craniofacial growth and development.  Applicants who demonstrate evidence of international recognition and a strong record of scholarship; and a strong track record of high-quality research as indicated by publication record and external grants are highly desirable.

For appointment as Associate Professor, applicants should have (i) proven ability for quality research, publications in high quality international journals, evidence of local and regional recognition for scholarship; (ii) proven ability to conduct quality teaching and directing education programmes; (iii) demonstrated participation in Faculty and University affairs; and (iv) demonstrated ability in knowledge exchange (KE) activities.

For appointment as Assistant Professor, applicants should have (i) definite promise for quality research; (ii) proven ability or definite promise in teaching; (iii) ability and willingness to participate in Faculty and University affairs; and (iv) participation in KE activities.

The appointee is expected to establish an innovative and well-funded research team in developmental biology and establish active collaborations with internal and external partners, including clinician scientists in the Faculty.  He/She will participate in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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 information about the post, please contact Professor C.F. Zhang, Associate Dean (Research and Innovation) 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 applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s career site ( and upload an up-to-date C.V., and indicate clearly which level they wish to be considered for.

Closes January 9, 2021.

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