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Presidential Young Scholars Scheme

Presidential Young Scholars Scheme

 

THE UNIVERSITY

With over 85 years of rich heritage, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has evolved alongside society and made pivotal contributions to the development of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world. The University pursues world-class excellence in education and research to nurture socially responsible leaders and professionals, as well as to drive impactful research and innovation. PolyU will strive to continually excel as an innovative world-class university that makes a positive impact on society, living up to the University's motto: "To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind".

Ranked among the top 100 universities globally by well-known ranking organisations such as Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Times Higher Education (THE) and U.S. News & World Report, PolyU offers a wide range of world-class educational and research programmes in six faculties and three independent schools. PolyU has furthermore achieved remarkable results in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 - it was ranked among the top 20 universities in three subjects and top 100 universities in 14 subjects/subject areas in the world.

 

PRESIDENTIAL YOUNG SCHOLARS SCHEME

 

To boost the leadership and impact of PolyU’s research work in areas of significant societal needs and strategic importance, the Strategic Hiring Scheme (SHS) is introduced to recruit faculty members at all levels.  The Presidential Young Scholars Scheme (PYSS) is one of the initiatives established under the SHS to invite outstanding young scholars to join the University as Assistant Professors and Associate Professors.

 

Applicants for the post of Assistant Professor should have undertaken their PhD and/or postdoctoral research in a world-leading research group, published a significant amount of world-leading research as a main author, and demonstrated promise of a high level of creative ability in teaching and research.  In addition, those for the post of Associate Professor should have documented scholarly production and professional achievements in teaching and research, developed an international reputation for the impact on their world-leading research, and demonstrated contribution to professional and/or public service.

 

Priority will be given to applicants whose research falls into one or more of the following categories:

 

(a)        research that addresses significant societal challenges;

 

(b)        research in an area of strategic importance to PolyU;

 

(c)        research of a strong inter-disciplinary nature; and

 

(d)        research in an emerging area of significant importance.

 

For more information about PolyU, its faculties, schools and individual academic units, please visit PolyU's website at https://www.polyu.edu.hk.

           

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR APPOINTMENT

 

Appointees will be conferred the title of “Presidential Young Scholar” and offered an attractive annual remuneration package of not less than HK$1 million per year as well as a start-up grant of not less than HK$3 million to support research activities (including the admission of PhD students, purchasing of equipment, and hiring of research staff) in the initial three years. 

 

For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/docdrive/careers/doc/Prof.pdf.

 

TO APPLY

 

Please submit an application through our Global Search application webpage  (https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/globalsearch/job-openings-and-application). Applicants may contact career@polyu.edu.hk for general enquiries. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/en/hro/careers/pics_for_recruitment/

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