Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - School of Biological Sciences

Hong Kong (HK)
12 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor 

Ref.  :  201800037  

Department  :  School of Biological Sciences 

Closing Date  :  February 28, 2018 

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in the School of Biological Sciences jointly offered by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Social Sciences, to commence on January 1, 2019 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 Science and the Faculty of Social Sciences provide a supportive and friendly environment and are embarking on a programme of recruitment to invest in areas of acknowledged strength and in areas of internationally competitive activity.  Information about the Faculties can be obtained at (Science) and (Social Sciences).

The School of Biological Sciences is committed to gender equality and positively welcomes applications from women as well as men. They will also be happy to consider applications from people with their own funding who wish to explore proleptic positions in the School.  Information about the School can be obtained at

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in environmental sciences with research areas including but not limited to environmental policy, environmental change, ecosystem management, and valuation of ecosystem services. This is a joint appointment between the School of Biological Sciences ( of the Faculty of Science and the Department of Geography ( or a related department in the Faculty of Social Sciences, with the former as the home department.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.  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 School of Biological Sciences/Faculty of Social Sciences and the specific job requirements, please write to Professor Kenneth Leung, Acting Director of the School of Biological Sciences (e-mail:, or Professor Danny Lam, Director of the Policy for Sustainability Lab (e-mail: in the Faculty of Social Sciences.  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 to

Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at  Further particulars canbe obtained at  Closes February 28, 2018.  

Interview for the position will tentatively be conducted during the week of April 23, 2018. 

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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