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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Ecology and Biodiversity

Employer
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Closing date
30 Aug 2024

Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Biological Sciences (26000)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor/ Professor in Ecology and Biodiversity
in the Area of Ecology and Biodiversity (2 posts)

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor/ Professor in the broad area of Ecology and Biodiversity (2 posts) in the School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 526098), to commence as soon as possible. Appointment at Assistant Professor level will be made on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract, while appointment at Associate Professor and Professor level may be considered for appointment on fixed-term or tenure terms.

The Faculty of Science provides a supportive and friendly environment and has been undertaking programme of recruitment to invest in areas of acknowledged strength and internationally competitive activity.  Information about the Faculty can be obtained from https://www.scifac.hku.hk/ and https://www.cpao.hku.hk/firstandforemost/rankings.

The Area of Ecology and Biodiversity (AoEB) is one of the two research areas in the School of Biological Sciences. AoEB oversees a range of projects on fundamental research in ecology and evolution, as well as applied work on environmental change, ecological restoration, and wildlife forensics and conservation.  It has strengths in ecology, evolutionary and environmental biology, marine sciences, as well as global change and conservation biology.  Hong Kong has a diverse array of tropical ecosystems that are rich in biodiversity, providing ample opportunities to research the ecological effects of anthropogenic change on terrestrial and aquatic biota, including both endemic and globally threatened species.  For more information on AoEB, please visit: https://www.biosch.hku.hk/research/EB-research-areas/.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in fields relevant to the positions, strong academic track records and a high level of scholarly accomplishments.  The appointees will have the freedom to choose their research directions within the broad area of ecology and biodiversity, including conservation biology and ecological genetics.  They are expected to build up strong research environments, supervise Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and apply for research funding through the various funding instruments available in Hong Kong.  Enquiries about the posts should be sent to biosch@hku.hk.

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 appointments will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will also be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. with the contact details of 3 referees who are able to provide written reference, a publication list, a letter of intent explaining why they would like to be considered for the positions, a teaching statement and expression of their research interests in PDF format.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until August 30, 2024, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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