Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Big Data Analytics

Hong Kong (HK)
28 Nov 2016
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28 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Big Data Analytics (Ref.: 201601515)

Applicants are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Big Data Analytics in the Faculty of Social Sciences (as tenure home) and Faculty of Engineering, to commence from July 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, 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.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field, with a strong record of teaching and research in the society, health and mental health using big data analytics. Preference will be given to those with expertise in advanced statistical modelling and in data sets developed locally (e.g. health or long-term care administrative data), regionally (e.g. China health and mental health) and globally from the UK, Europe or North America. The appointee will be responsible for teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and is expected to be active in research understanding the relationship between the society and health to improve public health outcomes. He/She will contribute to research and teaching in big data analytics in both Faculties. For more information about the position, please contact Professor Terry Lum at tlum@hku.hk. Information of the Faculty of Social Sciences can be obtained at http://www.socsc.hku.hk/.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to 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 benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to fosshr@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes January 15, 2017.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency

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