Research Assistant Professor / Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Geography
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Geography (30900)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (RAP) and/or Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) in Quantitative Remote Sensing in the Department of Geography (2 posts) (Ref.: 516335), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis for RAP, or on a one- to three-year temporary basis for PDF, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in geography, environmental sciences, artificial intelligence, computer science or a related discipline. They should demonstrate (i) knowledge and practical experience in satellite data processing and analysis; (ii) computer programming skills and knowledge of machine learning methods for spatial-temporal modelling; (iii) a good physical understanding of land surface variables and processes; and (iv) a strong track record of high-quality research as indicated by publications and external grants.
The appointees will undertake research in the following topics, such as inversion algorithm development, high-level satellite product generation, Earth’s energy budget, and climate change. They will supervise junior research staff and students; and assist in administrative, operational and other duties as assigned. Information about the Department can be obtained at https://www.geog.hku.hk.
Those with excellent publication track record may be considered for appointment as RAP. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. For RAP, the appointment on fixed terms 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 posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date CV and the contact information of three referees. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until December 30, 2022, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.