Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the School of Biological Sciences

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
28 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Hours
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 School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 201700416)

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointments as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (3 posts) in the School of Biological Sciences, preferably to commence on October 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The posts will initially be made on a three-year term basis with consideration for tenure during the second three-year appointment.

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, with 40 academic staff).  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. Information about the Faculty can be obtained at http://www.scifac.hku.hk/. In addition, the Faculty is committed to gender equality and is looking to promote women in science as such the Faculty and the School will particularly welcome applications from women who are currently under-represented at these levels. They will also be happy to consider applications from individuals with their own funding who wish to explore proleptic positions. 

Applicants must have a substantial record of quality research, and should be able to enhance the School’s international reputation. Information about the School can be obtained at http://www.sbs.hku.hk/.  The appointees are expected to strengthen at least one of the three research clusters in the School of Biological Sciences, viz. Endocrinology, Plant Science, or Ecology & Biodiversity (which includes activities at the Swire Institute of Marine Science). They will also be encouraged to develop interdisciplinary collaborations between these three clusters and other departments within the Faculty.  It is anticipated that the appointees will have a light teaching load during the first contract. 

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.

Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor D. Dudgeon, Director of the School (e-mail: biosch@hku.hk). Applicants should indicate which research cluster they intend to align with and send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., a covering letter setting out how they would contribute to at least one of the School’s three research clusters, and three reference letters to scsbs@hku.hk.  Please indicate clearly which level they wish to be considered for and 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 April 30, 2017. Interviews are expected to be held between June 19 and 23, 2017.

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

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