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  • Advert number: 349485-0
  • Posted Date: 24/01/14
  • Closing Date: 28/02/14

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 over 27,800 undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Tenure-Track Non-Clinical Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 201400059)

Applications are invited for appointment as tenure-track Non-Clinical Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health, from as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the end of the second fixed-term contract.

The School has launched a major search exercise to recruit top-tier academic staff to complement the existing teams of about 25 faculty organised into a matrix structure of five academic divisions:-

  • Epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Behavioural health
  • Health economics, policy and management
  • Community medicine and public health practice
  • Public health laboratory sciences

The School of Public Health, and its fore-runner, the Department of Community Medicine at HKU, have a track record of innovative and ground-breaking research in public health. In 2013, research was consolidated into two research clusters, namely “Influenza and other infections of public health significance” and “Non-communicable diseases in global health”, with more details of these clusters available at http://sph.hku.hk/en/research.php

The School is actively involved in research projects in the area of air quality impacts on cardiopulmonary diseases, effects of air pollution on morbidity and mortality in population health, climate change and its interactions with other lifestyle health risks and community costs. Over the past three decades, the School has made substantial contributions to environmental advocacy and the promotion of evidence-based policy decisions in environmental management and accountability.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D degree or equivalent, with proven capacity and potential, evidence of local/national recognition, and a track record of high-quality impactful research as indicated by publication record and external grants in the field of environmental health research and statistical epidemiology. They should have demonstrated excellence in teaching, be capable of conducting courses at the Master’s level, supervising M.Phil./Ph.D. students, and contributing to the thematic research priorities of the School. The appointee, from either a medical or environmental health science background, will lead the environmental health research team in the School. He/She will also play a key role in leading the development of academic scholarship and teaching programmes of the School and contributing to the enhancement and development of medical and health sciences courses in the Faculty. Candidates will be considered for appointment as Assistant Professor or Associate Professor based on their experience and track record.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 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. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should submit a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V. to sphhr@hku.hk. Application form (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes: February 28, 2014.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a No-Smoking Policy.

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