Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Environmental Microbiology)

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (HK)
13 May 2021
End of advertisement period
15 Jun 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Department of Biology

The Department offers two BSc (Hons) programmes in Applied Biology, and in Bioresource and Agricultural Science; and MPhil and PhD degrees in Biological Science, Environmental Science and Agricultural Science. Strong emphasis is placed on both quality education and scholarly research.

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Environmental Microbiology) (PR0084/20-21)

The Department is recruiting a tenure-track faculty member who is independent, energetic and ambitious. He/She should commit to excellence in both research and teaching in Environmental Microbiology.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in microbiology, biotechnology, bioengineering and environmental science or related fields. They should have strong postdoctoral research experience, and a track record of outstanding research publications and teaching credentials in bioconversion to bioproducts and bioenergy, soil bioremediation and microbiology, or molecular biological treatment. An interest in collaborative research that complements existing expertise among the bioresource and agriculture faculty members is expected.

The position is on tenure-track with an initial appointment on three-year fixed-term contract. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement. Tenured appointment is expected to be attained within six years.  

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An attractive start-up package including set up fund and reduced teaching load will be provided.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) with samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works. They should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Human Resources Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Those who are not invited for interview four months after the submission date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University‚Äôs Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://hro.hkbu.edu.hk/pics. 

The University reserves the right not to make appointments for the posts advertised, and the appointments will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offers.

Closing date: 15 June 2021 (or until the position is filled)

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