Ref.: 201800334
Posting Title: Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science jointly offered by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Business and Economics
Department: Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
Closing Date:
 

 

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science jointly offered by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Business and Economics, to commence on September 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The post will initially be made on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year appointment.

The Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Business and Economics provide a supportive and friendly environment and are embarking on a programme of recruitment to invest in areas of acknowledged strength and to invest in areas of internationally competitive activity.  Information about the Faculties can be obtained at http://www.scifac.hku.hk/ (Science) and https://www.fbe.hku.hk/ (Business and Economics).

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is committed to gender equality and positively welcomes applications from women as well as men. The Department will also be happy to consider applications from people with their own funding who wish to explore proleptic positions in the Department.  Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.saasweb.hku.hk/.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Statistics with research areas including but not limited to environment, business and public health. This is a joint appointment between the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science (http://www.saasweb.hku.hk/) of the Faculty of Science and the School of Business (specifically, the Innovation and Information Management group)  (https://www.fbe.hku.hk/academic-areas/innovation-and-information-management) of the Faculty of Business and Economics, with the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science as the home department.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered.  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, as well as leave, and medical benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

For enquiries about the existing research activities of the department/group and the specific job requirements, please write to Professor Guosheng Yin, Head of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science (e-mail: gyin@hku.hk) or Professor Zhigang Tao, Associate Dean (HR) in the Faculty of Business and Economics (e-mail: ztao@hku.hk). 

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., a detailed publication list, a research proposal and a statement on teaching philosophy to:

https://web.science.hku.hk/job/201800334.html

Applicants will also be required to arrange 3 reference letters under confidential cover. It is important to note that at least one of the referees should be able to comment, amongst other things, on the applicant’s teaching or research ability and his/her contribution to teaching or research in his/her department, while the remaining two should have knowledge of his/her recent academic or employment experience. Referees should submit their reference letters to https://web.science.hku.hk/job/201800334_ref.html. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Review of applications will start from April 18, 2018 and continue until the post is filled.

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