Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences

The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong (HK)
Jan 16, 2017
Feb 15, 2017
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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 Department of Earth Sciences (Ref.: 201601770)

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, from September 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The post 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 of The University of Hong Kong with 123 academic staff in five departments (Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics and Actuarial Science) and one school (Biological Sciences). The Faculty provides a supportive and friendly environment and is embarking on a programme of recruitment to invest in areas of acknowledged strength in which we have internationally competitive activity. In addition, the Faculty of Science 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 under-represented at these levels. The Faculty will also be happy to consider applications from individuals with their own funding who wish to explore proleptic positions. Information about the Faculty can be obtained at http://www.scifac.hku.hk/.

The appointee is expected to strengthen the existing climate and environmental change research cluster in the Department of Earth Sciences as well as developing interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments and units of the Faculty of Science.  Candidates in all areas of contemporary climate change will be considered, with preference given to those using modeling approaches.  Applicants should have a distinguished international reputation with a substantial research record.  They should be able to provide leadership to enhance the Department’s profile both locally and internationally as a Centre of Excellence in research and teaching. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.earthsciences.hku.hk/.

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 and the specific job requirements, please write to Professor Y.Q. Zong, Head of the Department of Earth Sciences (e-mail: yqzong@hku.hk).  Interested applicants should submit a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., a detailed publication list, a research plan, and a statement on teaching philosophy to scesc@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 February 28, 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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