Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor

Hong Kong
Competitive Salary
Aug 10, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Hong Kong Baptist University

The vision of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is to be a leading liberal arts University in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture. Through a holistic approach to education, complemented by a comprehensive international learning programme designed to broaden students' horizons and global outlook, HKBU strives to unlock students’ creative potential and equip them with knowledge and skills required for today's globalised world.


Department of Biology

The Department offers two BSc (Hons) programmes in Applied Biology, and in Bioresource and Agricultural Science; and MPhil and PhD degrees in Biological Science, Environmental Science and Agricultural Science. Strong emphasis is placed on both quality education and scholarly research.

The Department is recruiting tenure-track faculty members who are independent, energetic, and ambitious scientists, and commit to excellence in both research and teaching in the following areas:

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR0378/19-20)

Soil Science / Crop Protection / Crop Production / Horticulture  (Two Vacancies)
Interested applicants should have a PhD degree in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, plant biology, plant breeding agronomy or related fields, with postdoctoral training and a track record of outstanding research publications and strong externally-funded research projects. Candidates who use cutting-edge approaches to address research in plant disease control, soil fertility, molecular soil biology, bioconversion, soil microbial ecology, bio-products, microbial fertilizers, molecular plant pathology, plant genomics and gene engineering, crop genetic and breeding, and probiotics-soil-plant relationship for crop improvement are highly desirable.

Environmental Microbiology (One Vacancy)
Interested applicants should have a PhD degree in environmental microbiology, environmental molecular biology, environmental biotechnology or related fields, with postdoctoral training and a proven record of internationally-recognized research expertise, outstanding research publications and strong externally-funded research projects. Candidates who use cutting-edge approaches to address research in environmental technology, environmental remediations, environmental contamination and environmental bioinformatics are highly desirable.

Colleagues recruited will have access to over HK$1M of seed money and appropriate research facilities/support, as well as a generous array of competitive research funding from internal and external sources.

The above three positions are on tenure-track with initial appointment on three-year fixed-term contracts. Re-appointments thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement. Tenured appointments are expected to be attained within six years.

Those who have responded to the advertisement posted in May 2020 are under consideration and need no re-apply.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System ( with samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: direct. Those who are not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at  

The University reserves the right not to make appointments for the posts advertised, and the appointments will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offers.

Closing date: 6 September 2020 (or until the position is filled)

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