HKU Professoriate Recruitment (Science)



The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is pleased to invite outstanding scholars to contribute to our thriving research agenda as well as to Hong Kong’s leading position in the region and beyond.

We will recruit 100 outstanding academics in emerging fields with potential for scientific and scholarly breakthroughs—above and beyond our existing recruitment programme—to join HKU as assistant, associate, or full professors, on tenure-track or with direct tenure.

This is an open-discipline call. The strategic recruitment areas in the Faculty of Science are: Computational, Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence; Mathematical Physics; Geometry; Quantum Matter, Information and Optics; Photonics; AI in Chemistry; Metamaterials; Natural Product Chemistry; Medicinal Chemistry; Synthetic Biology; Molecular Biology in Plants and Microbes; Environmental DNA; Ecogenomics; Remote Sensing of Ecosystems, Earth Systems and Non-terrestrial Planets; Early Earth and Lunar Geology; Urban/Applied Geology; and Astrophysics.

As a high-performing university with internationally recognised strong global connections, HKU offers a stimulating and supportive intellectual environment as well as a highly competitive remuneration and benefits package. Locally and in the region, there are many research collaboration and funding opportunities.

For more information, visit ( https://www.prof-scholars.hku.hk/ ). Applicants are encouraged to apply by Jan 31, 2021 to ensure earlier consideration, but the search will continue until positions are filled. To apply online, please complete applications with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, 2 or 3 most significant research publications, and contact information for at least three references. We will start reviewing applications in late November, 2020 and invite outstanding candidates for interviews thereafter.

Advertised: Nov 6, 2020 (HK Time)
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