Ref.: 201800963
Posting Title: Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor jointly offered by the Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Business and Economics
Department: Department of Computer Science
Closing Date: September 30, 2018
 

 

Applications are invited for appointments as Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor jointly offered by the Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Business and Economics (with the former as the home department), to commence on January 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, 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 fixed-term contract.  The post is created to support a new joint undergraduate programme in Financial Technology which is hosted in the Department of Computer Science.

The Faculty of Engineering 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://engg.hku.hk/ (Engineering) and https://www.fbe.hku.hk/ (Business and Economics).

The Department of Computer Science enjoys the reputation of providing high-quality education and conducting top-notch research.  It offers programmes at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and has excellent computing resources and supporting facilities for teaching and research.  Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.cs.hku.hk/.  The finance group of the Faculty of Business and Economics consists of more than 20 research-active faculty members and runs a high-quality weekly seminar series.  The Faculty colleagues have published 27 papers in JF, JFE, and RFS since 2013 (top 25 in the world and No. 1 in Asia in UT Dallas Business School Ranking based on these three journals).

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Computational Finance, Statistics or a related field, with research interest in one of the following areas: security and privacy issues in financial applications, emerging technologies related to finance such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, e-payment, data analytics related to finance, computational and quantitative finance, and any area related to financial technology. He/She should have a strong commitment to research and teaching.  A solid track record in research is essential.

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisements (Ref.: 201701414, 201800220) need not re-apply.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  The appointments will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will also be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., a research plan and a statement on teaching philosophy to the Department at recruitment@cs.hku.hk.  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/.  Please indicate clearly in the form the post applied for, as well as the field and level, and the reference number.     Closes September 30, 2018.

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