Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Hong Kong
25 May 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Founded in 1989, Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) is a modern, vibrant and dynamic university. We tailor our professional programmes to adapt to market trends and meet industry needs, thus providing our students with quality professional education and clear career paths. As a faculty-driven, student-centred university in support of innovative teaching and learning, strategic research, and stakeholder outreach to provide maximum benefit to our communities, we conduct research that advances knowledge and enhances teaching, focusing on strategic areas, including digital humanities and literature, international business, gerontechnology, personalised care, smart city, open and innovative education, and bilingual learning and teaching. HKMU is becoming an ever more vital link in addressing and helping Hong Kong to solve many difficult challenges – as part of our involvement in, and commitment to, the ‘metropolis’ of Hong Kong. Our plans to expand into the Greater Bay Area (GBA) will also cultivate talent to serve Hong Kong and the wider metropolitan GBA.

For more information about the University, please visit https://www.hkmu.edu.hk.

We are now looking for a suitable person to fill the following position in the School of Nursing and Health Studies:

Assistant Professor (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) (Ref: 2300113)

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The appointee will be responsible mainly for the following:

  • undertaking course planning and development;
  • undertaking course coordination, assessments and classroom teaching in related disciplines/areas; 
  • providing statistics advisory for teaching staff and postgraduate students;
  • undertaking/engaging in scholarly activities/academic research and participating in School/University activities and administration;and
  • performing any duties assigned by the Dean.


Candidates should possess the following qualifications, experience and competence: 

  • possess a doctoral degree by research (Ph.D., D.Sc., Dr.P.H. or equivalent) in biostatistics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, bio-mathematics, or a related discipline; 
  • a strong commitment to teaching; track record in relevant research areas where appropriate; 
  • a keen interest in research on epidemiology, community health and public health; and preferably have statistical consulting experience in conducting clinical trial or intervention studies; 
  • a strong sense of responsibility and ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team; 
  • excellent communication skills; and
  • proficiency in written and spoken English.

Terms and Conditions for Appointment

An attractive remuneration package, including basic salary,a composite cash/housing allowance,an end-of-contract gratuity, and a discretionary incentive payment, where applicable, will be offered to the right candidates. Generous annual leave, staff-development sponsorships, medical and dental benefits, and life insurance coverage will also be provided.

To Apply

Candidates who are interested in joining us may submit their applications via the University’s eRecruitment System.


Closing date of application: 8 June 2023

(Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement posted in Apr 2023 need not re-apply.)

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