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Job Summary

  • No. of Vacancy: N/A
  • Job Location: Hong Kong (HK)
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Associate Professor : HK$847,500 – 1,346,940 Assistant Professor : HK$645,900 – 998,280 (approximately US$1 = HK$7.8)
  • Gender: Any
  • Age Limit: N/A
  • Experience: N/A
  • Career level: Mid-Senior level
  • Posted On: Nov 5, 2017
  • Application Deadline: Dec 5, 2017

Job Description/Responsibility

  • The Faculty of Science will be 80 years old in 2019 and to celebrate this anniversary we are recruiting a cohort of 80th Anniversary professors. This is an unprecedented expansion focused on realizing the Faculty’s vision to be pre-eminent in Hong Kong, leading in Asia and highly competitive globally. We are aiming to expand by about 20% over the next year.

    The Faculty of Science is one of the larger faculties in HKU with about 130 academic staff in five departments (Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics and Actuarial Science) and one school (Biological Sciences) and an off-site marine facility, The Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS). 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 In addition, the Faculty is committed to gender equality and is looking to promote women in science as such the Faculty will particularly welcome applications from women who are currently underrepresented at these levels. The Faculty will also be happy to consider applications from individuals with their own funding who wish to explore proleptic positions. 

    To better support research, the Faculty has established a new research division structure and the 80th anniversary professorships will be recruited into specific target areas within this division: 

  • Research Division of Chemistry

    The Research Division of Chemistry has research strengths and good infrastructure in the areas of metal chemistry and synthetic chemistry as well as strong interdisciplinary research foci in chemical biology and materials science. We are looking to build on strengths by hiring in the areas of:
  • bioinorganic chemistry 
  • catalysis 
  • materials synthesis 
  • bio-analytical/biophysical chemical biology 
  • chemical biology (in collaboration with SWIMS)

  • Applications are invited for tenure-track appointments as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (30 posts) in the Faculty, to commence on or before September 30, 2018. The posts 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.

    Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Science. They should have research interests that align with or are complementary to one of the identified areas of recruitment in one of the six Research Divisions. Appointees will have a lighter teaching load during the first contract.  The teaching duties will be assigned by the Head of Department of the relevant department that an appointee will join upon appointment. 

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Applicants should submit a cover letter, a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., which should include hyperlinks to google scholar profiles and ORCID, a detailed publication list since 2014 with journal impact factor and citations indicated for each publication, a research proposal and a statement on teaching philosophy to

Application form (341/1111) can be downloaded at 
Further particulars can be obtained at  Closes December 31, 2017. 

About the Company

Company Name: The University of Hong Kong

Company Profile: The University of Hong Kong (or HKU, as it is familiarly known to students, staff and alumni) is the oldest tertiary education institution in Hong Kong. On March 16, 1910, Sir Frederick Lugard, the then Governor of Hong Kong, laid the foundation stone for the University. The University was first incorporated in Hong Kong as a self-governing body of scholars by the University Ordinance on March 30, 1911. On March 11, 1912, the University was officially opened, and Arts, Engineering and Medicine would become its first Faculties. The Faculty of Medicine evolved from the Hong Kong College of Medicine, founded in 1887. Of the College's early alumni, the most renowned was Dr Sun Yat-sen, often regarded as the founder of modern China.

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