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  • Advert number: 351113-0
  • Posted Date: 13/02/14

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 Professor in the School of Public Health

(Ref.: 201400075)

The School of Public Health of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine is seeking a senior and internationally recognized scholar in any of the constituent disciplines of Public Health at (Non-Clinical or Clinical) Professor level. The appointment will be made on a three-year (Non-Clinical) or four-year (Clinical) fixed-term basis, from as soon as possible, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the end of the second fixed-term contract.

The School of Public Health was established in 2003 and formally inaugurated in 2009, having developed out of the erstwhile Department of Community Medicine which has been in existence since 1950. The School has an internationally recognized track record of innovative and groundbreaking research in public health, and enjoys a leading regional reputation in postgraduate and professional education and training. It also contributes substantially to the undergraduate medical and nursing curricula of the Faculty. It has over 25 faculty organized
into a matrix structure of five academic divisions:-

- Behavioural Health
- Community Medicine and Public Health Practice
- Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- Health Economics, Policy and Management
- Public Health Laboratory Sciences

and two research clusters:-

- Influenza and other infections of global health significance
- Non-communicable diseases for global health

The School is currently offering a Master of Public Health programme with an annual intake of over 100 students, and admits about 20 M.Phil./Ph.D. candidates every year. Further information about the School can be obtained at

Applicants should possess: (i) a doctoral degree or equivalent in a related discipline, or for clinically qualified candidates, a primary medical qualification registrable in Hong Kong and a specialist qualification in Public Health Medicine (F.H.K.A.M. (Community Medicine)) or equivalent (e.g. F.F.P.H., F.A.F.P.H., F.R.C.P.(C) in Community Health, American Board certification in Preventive Medicine, etc.); (ii) evidence of local/national recognition and a distinguished record of scholarship at Professor level with a demonstrated ability to work across disciplines in the creation of new research initiatives in the field of Public Health; (iii) a strong commitment to, and demonstrated excellence in, teaching and student supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and (iv) a strong track record of high-quality impactful research as indicated by publication record and external grants.

The appointee is expected to make a substantial contribution to the School’s strategic development and in fostering academic collaborations locally, regionally and internationally. He/She should have demonstrated excellence in research and 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. 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. Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 201300561) need not re-apply.

A globally competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. 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 annual leave and medical benefits. Housing Benefits, or a monthly cash allowance subject to the Rules on Prevention of Double Benefits on Housing, will be provided as applicable. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-todate C.V. to Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at Further particulars can be obtained at Review of applications will start from March 1, 2014 until  the post is filled. 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