Clinical Associate Professor in Orthodontics

Hong Kong (HK)
31 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Tenure-Track Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthodontics / Non-Tenure-Track Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontic Practice

Ref. : 201800076 

Department  :  Faculty of Dentistry 

Closing Date  :  April 30, 2018 

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthodontics or Non-Tenure Track Clinical Associate Professor of Orthodontic Practice/Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontic Practice in the Faculty of Dentistry, to commence as soon as possible, on a four-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal upon mutual agreement.  For the tenure-track post, application for tenure will normally be considered before the expiry of the second four-year fixed-term contract.

The HKU Faculty of Dentistry is the only dental school in Hong Kong and is the only one in Greater China that uses English as the medium of instruction. The Faculty offers both undergraduate and postgraduate dental education which is internationally renowned. The Faculty’s strategic research themes are biomedical and tissue engineering, infection and immunity, and public health and healthy ageing. The high quality of the Faculty’s teaching and learning, clinical service and research excellence has won global recognition of its achievements, as evidenced by the World Number One Ranking of the Faculty of Dentistry by the QS World University Ranking by Subject in the years 2016 and 2017. The Faculty also plays an important role in public and professional education, through its knowledge exchange activities as well as in dental and oral health research and promotion, in international, local and regional communities.

For appointment as Clinical Associate Professor in Orthodontics, applicants should possess a dental Bachelor's degree or equivalent, clinical specialist in Orthodontics or equivalent status, and a Ph.D. degree or equivalent. They should also have: (i) proven ability for quality research, publications in international journals, and evidence of local and regional recognition for scholarship and professional expertise; (ii) demonstrated ability in undergraduate and postgraduate education, clinical practice and research; (iii) demonstrated participation in Faculty and University affairs; and (iv) demonstrated ability in knowledge exchange activities, and leadership in professional education programmes or community engagement.

Clinical professoriate staff are expected to undertake a comprehensive portfolio of clinical teaching, research, knowledge exchange and administration, while clinical practice professoriate staff who may be local or overseas dentists in private practice or academic settings will focus mostly on teaching and teaching development, and clinical service.

Information about the Faculty can be obtained at  For general queries about the post, please contact Professor T.F. Flemmig, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at For further information about the duties of the post, please contact Dr. Y. Yang at

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

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V. to the Faculty at Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at Further particulars can be obtained at  Closes April 30, 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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