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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 500449
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Professoriate Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole of the School of Public Health (Ref.: 500449), to commence as soon as possible, 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.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in microbiology, virology or immunology.  They should have distinguished academic credentials and a strong track record in the following research areas: a) clinical and molecular virology; b) virus pathogenesis and immune response; and c) B cell immunity.  They should demonstrate the capacity and potential of high-quality impactful research proven by a good track record of publications and external grants; experience in managing international collaborative projects; and competence in mentoring early career researchers and research students.

The appointee is expected to contribute to the established strengths of the School in various public health research programmes related to influenza and coronaviruses.  He/She will participate in the planning and delivery of undergraduate/postgraduate programmes; mentor junior research staff; and contribute to administrative, operational and other duties as assigned.  Information about the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole can be obtained at  Enquiries about the duties of the post can be sent to Ms. Anne Li at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with 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.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. together with a quick summary of their 4 most significant papers; a 1-page description of their independent research programme/career plan; and an executive summary describing their most outstanding accomplishments and qualifications.  Review of applications will start on August 5, 2020 and continue until August 31, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


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