Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Biostatistics)

83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
23 Apr 2021
End of advertisement period
22 May 2021
[Ref. A/496/09]
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Biostatistics) in the Department of Mathematics [Ref. A/496/09]

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is one of the world’s leading universities, known for innovation, creativity and research.  We are now seeking exceptional scholars to join us as Assistant Professors/Associate Professors/Professors/Chair Professors (on substantiation-track) in all academic fields with special focuses on One Health, Digital Society, Smart City, Matter, Brain, and related interdisciplinary areas.  Research fields of particular interest include, but not limited to:

  • biomedical science and engineering
  • computer science and data science
  • neuroscience and neural engineering
  • bio-statistics and AI-healthcare
  • smart/semi-conductor manufacturing
  • AI/robotics/autonomous systems
  • aerospace and microelectronics engineering
  • energy generation and storage

Successful candidates should have a demonstrated ability to build a world-class research programme related to CityU’s strategic research areas, plus a commitment to education and student mentorship.  Candidates must possess a doctorate in their respective field by the time of appointment.


Applications and nominations are invited for the above posts:

The three Departments in the College of Science, namely Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, have been leading their fields in research, teaching and collaborative projects.  The College is planning to establish a new department focusing on Biostatistics. 


The appointee will maintain an active research programme in both biostatistical methodology and collaborative research, teach effectively at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, mentor students, provide service to the Department, College, University and the profession, and undertake administrative duties as assigned by the Head of Department.


A PhD degree in Biostatistics/Statistics or related quantitative fields.  Candidates for the post of Chair Professor/Professor should possess a distinguished academic record including significant external funding support, demonstrated leadership skills, and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate education.

Candidates for Associate Professor should be experienced mid-career scholars with established research agendas and substantial experience in teaching and course development. 

Candidates for Assistant Professor should have a strong potential or a solid track record in research and teaching.

Salary and Conditions of Service

Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance.  Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable).  Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.

Information and Application

Further information on the posts and the University is available at, or from the College of Science, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (email :

To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae through the website:  Nominations can be sent directly to College of Science (email:  Applications and nominations will receive full consideration until the positions are filled.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted to submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and statement of research and teaching philosophy.  For recent doctoral graduates, please also include graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial transcript is acceptable); and those shortlisted for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent directly by the referees to the Department, specifying the position applied for.  The University's privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

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