Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Population Mental Wellness
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: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Professoriate Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Population Mental Wellness in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 503518), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, psychology, behavioural science, cognitive science, or a field related to the study of population mental wellness. They should have excellent written and oral communication skills; and the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. They should also have a track record of high-quality epidemiologic research on population mental health; demonstrated leadership in building and managing multidisciplinary international collaborative projects; expertise in analysing large and complex datasets; and competence in mentoring early career researchers and research students.
The appointee will play a major role in implementing an interdisciplinary research programme on population mental wellness. He/She will lead and conduct research; write scientific publications, grant proposals and reports; participate in the planning and delivery of undergraduate/postgraduate programmes; mentor junior research staff and students; and contribute to administrative, operational and other duties as assigned. Information about the School can be obtained at http://sph.hku.hk/index.php
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 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. Review of applications will start on April 9, 2021 and continue until June 30, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.