Associate Professor / Assistant Professor
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
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 (PR0378/19-20)
The Department has commenced its new UGC funded BSc (Hons) programme in Bioresource and Agricultural Science and is recruiting tenure-track faculty members in the following areas:
Soil Science/Crop Protection
Applicants should have a PhD degree with specialisation in plant pathology, plant breeding, integrated pest management, soil science, crop production and management, agronomy or related fields, with postdoctoral training and a track record of outstanding research publications and externally-funded research projects. Candidates who use cutting-edge approaches to address research in plant disease control, soil fertility, molecular soil biology, bioconversion, soil microbial ecology, bio-products, microbial fertilisers, molecular plant pathology, plant genomics, crop molecular breeding, and probiotics-soil-plant relationship for crop improvement are highly desirable. Applicants with experience in field crop production, field experimental station operation and farmers extension programme will be an advantage.
Candidates should be independent, energetic, and ambitious scientists; have demonstrated experience in high impact research and an excellent track record in publication; and committed to excellence in both teaching and extension education.
Colleagues recruited will have access to over HK$1M of seed money and appropriate research facilities/support, as well as a generous array of competitive research funding from internal and external sources.
The openings are on tenure-track with initial appointment on a three-year fixed-term contract.
Re-appointments thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement. Tenured appointments are expected to be attained within six years.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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’s 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: 10 February 2022 (or until the positions are filled)