Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics

Hong Kong (HK)
13 Mar 2017
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12 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
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 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 Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 201601591) 

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics/Materials Science in the Department of Physics, to commence as soon as possible.  The post will initially be made on a three-year renewable term. Appointment with tenure will be considered during the second three-year contract.  Candidates holding Ph.D. degrees in Physics and with strong commitments to high-quality research and excellence in teaching are encouraged to apply.

The Faculty of Science is one of the larger faculties with 123 academic staff in five departments (Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics and Actuarial Science) and one school (Biological Sciences).  The Faculty provides a supportive and friendly environment and is embarking on a programme of recruitment to invest in areas of acknowledged strength and to invest in areas of internationally competitive activity.  More detailed information about the Faculty can be obtained at http://www.scifac.hku.hk/.

The Department of Physics is a research-intensive department with recognized strengths in: Astronomy/ Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, Quantum computing and information theory.

The Department, and HKU generally, are committed to gender equality and applications from suitably qualified women, who are currently under-represented at these levels, are strongly encouraged.  The Department will also be happy to consider applications from people with their own funding who wish to explore open-ended positions in the Department.  Further information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.physics.hku.hk.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered.  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, as well as leave, and medical benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., a detailed publication list, a research plan and a statement on teaching philosophy to scphy@hku.hk. Please indicate clearly the reference number in the subject of the e-mail. 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 July 31, 2017.  For pre-application enquiries, please write to the Head of Department (e-mail: physhead@hku.hk).

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; and is committed to a Non-smoking Policy

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