THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
08 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science jointly offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Science 

Ref. : 201700677  

Department  : Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science 

Closing Date : November 30, 2017 
 
Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science jointly offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Science, to commence on September 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The post will initially be made on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year appointment.

The Faculty of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Science provide a supportive and friendly environment and are 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 Faculties can be obtained at https://www.fbe.hku.hk/ (Business and Economics) and http://www.scifac.hku.hk/ (Science).

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is committed to gender equality and is looking to promote women in science; they positively welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented at these levels.  They will also be happy to consider applications from people with their own funding who wish to explore proleptic positions in the Department.  Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.saasweb.hku.hk/.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Statistics with research areas including but not limited to environment, business and public health. This is a joint appointment between the School of Business (specifically, the Innovation and Information Management group)  (https://www.fbe.hku.hk/academic-areas/innovation-and-information-management) of the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science (http://www.saasweb.hku.hk/) of the Faculty of Science, with the latter department as the home department.

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.

For enquiries about the existing research activities of the group/department and the specific job requirements, please write to Professor G. Yin, Head of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science (e-mail: gyin@hku.hk) or Professor H.P. Shen, the Area Coordinator of Innovation and Information Management at the School of Business (e-mail: haipeng@hku.hk).

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., a detailed publication list, a research proposal and a statement on teaching philosophy by e-mail to scsaas@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 November 30, 2017.

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