Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Health (Medical) Geography / Biogeography / Soil Science

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
19 May 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Jun 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Health (Medical) Geography / Biogeography / Soil Science (PR0506/21-22)

The Department offers a vibrant and collegial academic environment for research and teaching. It currently has a team of about 15 academic/teaching colleagues from various cultural backgrounds and over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Department places a strong emphasis on high-quality and impactful research, particularly on research that informs social and environmental policies and advances knowledge in and beyond the discipline.

The Department is now recruiting an Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in physical geography with primary expertise in health-related research. Various areas of specialisation will be considered including but not limited to medical geography, biogeography, and soil science.


Applicants should possess (i) a PhD degree in Geography or a cognate discipline and conduct lab-based research and teaching on health implications of environment, ecology, water/air quality, or pollution in urban environment; (ii) a track record of high-quality publications; and (iii) track record in securing competitive research funding would be considered an asset, as would interdisciplinary research experience.  Priorities will be given to physical/natural science candidates who have worked at a top-100 university or research institute outside of Hong Kong.

An outstanding candidate may be nominated for appointment under the Global STEM Professorship Scheme of the Hong Kong SAR government.

The appointee is expected to teach in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as supervise student research projects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

This is a tenure-track position with the initial appointment on a fixed-term contract of two to three years commencing September 2022. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement.  The tenured appointment is expected to be attained within six years.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

An outstanding candidate at Associate Professor level may be considered for tenure on appointment.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) with samples of publications, preferably the three best ones out of their most recent publications, statements of teaching and research interest, and recent teaching evaluation results. They should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with the PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Human Resources Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Those not invited for interview 4 months after submission of application 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 https://hro.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms & conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Review of applications is ongoing until the position is filled.

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