[ES_JOBS_NET] Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Mon Jan 23 11:04:54 MST 2017

      Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in
      the Department of Earth Sciences (Ref.: 201601770)

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Associate 
Professor / Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, 
from September 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post will 
initially be made on a three-year term basis with consideration for 
tenure during the second three-year appointment.

The Faculty of Science is one of the larger faculties of The University 
of Hong Kong with 123 academic staff in five departments (Chemistry, 
Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics and Actuarial 
Science) and one school (Biological Sciences). The Faculty provides a 
supportive and friendly environment and is embarking on a programme of 
recruitment to invest in areas of acknowledged strength in which we have 
internationally competitive activity. In addition, the Faculty of 
Science is committed to gender equality and is looking to promote women 
in science, as such the Faculty will particularly welcome applications 
from women who are currently under-represented at these levels. The 
Faculty will also be happy to consider applications from individuals 
with their own funding who wish to explore proleptic positions. 
Information about the Faculty can be obtained athttp://www.scifac.hku.hk/.

The appointee is expected to strengthen the existing climate and 
environmental change research cluster in the Department of Earth 
Sciences as well as developing interdisciplinary collaboration with 
other departments and units of the Faculty of Science. Candidates in all 
areas of contemporary climate change will be considered, with preference 
given to those using modeling approaches. Applicants should have a 
distinguished international reputation with a substantial research 
record. They should be able to provide leadership to enhance the 
Department's profile both locally and internationally as a Centre of 
Excellence in research and teaching. Information about the Department 
can be obtained athttp://www.earthsciences.hku.hk/.

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 

For enquiries about the existing research activities and the specific 
job requirements, please write to Professor Y.Q. Zong, Head of the 
Department of Earth Sciences (e-mail:yqzong at hku.hk 
<mailto:yqzong at hku.hk>). Interested applicants should submit a completed 
application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., a detailed 
publication list, a research plan, and a statement on teaching 
philosophy toscesc at hku.hk <mailto:scesc at hku.hk>. Please indicate clearly 
the reference number in the subject of the e-mail. Application forms 
(341/1111) can be downloaded athttp://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. 
Further particulars can be obtained athttp://jobs.hku.hk/. 
Closes*February 28, 2017*.

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

/The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to 
equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency; and is 
committed to a Non-smoking Policy/

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