Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Molecular Microbiology

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
16 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Dentistry (08000)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (2 posts) in Molecular Microbiology in the Faculty of Dentistry (Ref.: 519024), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal upon mutual agreement and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The Faculty of Dentistry is the only dental school in Hong Kong and is the only one in Greater China that uses English as the medium of instruction.  The high quality of the Faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, research excellence, and clinical/professional services have attained global recognition, as evidenced by the Faculty’s global rankings among the top 1% by the QS World University Rankings by Subject in the past eight years.  The Faculty’s strategic research themes include Clinical Artificial Intelligence, Craniofacial Regeneration, Microbiome Innovation, Oral Cancer, and Population Oral Health.  The Faculty also plays an important role in public and professional education through its knowledge exchange (KE) activities as well as in dental and oral health research and promotions in international, regional and local communities.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent qualifications with a distinguished research record in biological or biomedical sciences, ideally related to human microbiome analysis, oral microbiology, microbial ecology, biofilms, microbial (meta)genomics, or clinical microbiology.  In addition, they should have experience in obtaining external funding and be able to demonstrate international recognition.

Appointees are expected to (i) establish an innovative and well-funded research team in oral microbiology; (ii) develop active interdisciplinary collaborations with internal and external partners, including scientists and clinicians to drive the ideas from basic concepts to clinical practice; (iii) participate in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and (iv) participate in Faculty and University affairs as well as KE activities.

Information about the Faculty can be obtained at  For general enquiries, please contact Professor T.F. Flemmig, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at  For information about the posts, please contact Professor C.F. Zhang, Associate Dean (Research and Innovation) at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing subsidy will also be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s career site ( and upload an up-to-date C.V.  

Closes March 1, 2023.

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