THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
26 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2021
Ref
503614
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
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: Department of Computer Science (14200)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

The HKU-SCF FinTech Academy, with the aim to cultivate interdisciplinary research in FinTech, has established a Research Assistant Professor (RAP) Scheme, in which three Research Assistant Professors will be recruited and hosted by the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Business and Economics, or Faculty of Law. 

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science (Ref.: 503614), to commence on September 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal upon satisfactory performance.

The Department of Computer Science enjoys the reputation of providing high-quality education and conducting top-notch research.  It offers programmes at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and has excellent computing resources and supporting facilities for teaching and research.  Information about the Department can be obtained at www.cs.hku.hk.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in the field of Computer Science, and have demonstrated promise of a high level of ability in research in the field of FinTech (including but not limited to Blockchain, Cyber Security, RegTech, InsurTech, WealthTech, Financial Intelligence, AI and Data Analytics).

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.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. and a research plan.  Review of applications will start in April 2021 and continue until June 30, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.