Applications are invited for the following posts:
Applications are invited for the following posts:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Big Data Analytics (Ref.: 201601515)

Job level Middle
Education Doctorate or above
Location Pokfulam
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Teacher - Higher Education
Education / Training > Others
Published On 01/12/2016
Faculty of Social Sciences (as tenure home) and Faculty of Engineering

1. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Big Data Analytics (Ref.: 201601515)
(to commence from July 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract)

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field, with a strong record of teaching and research in the society, health and mental health using big data analytics. Preference will be given to those with expertise in advanced statistical modelling and in data sets developed locally (e.g. health or long-term care administrative data), regionally (e.g. China health and mental health) and globally from the UK, Europe or North America. The appointee will be responsible for teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and is expected to be active in research understanding the relationship between the society and health to improve public health outcomes. He/She will contribute to research and teaching in big data analytics in both Faculties. For information about the position, please contact Professor Terry Lum at tlum@hku.hk.
Information of the Faculty of Social Sciences can be obtained at http://www.socsc.hku.hk/. Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to fosshr@hku.hk.
Closes January 15, 2017.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointments on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary for posts (1) and (2), and 10% of basic salary for post (3). For posts (1) and (2), housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career.

For posts (1) and (2), application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at
http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc, and for post (3), application forms (345/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/jr-form.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Please indicate clearly in the form and the subject of the e-mail the post applied for, as well as the field, and the reference number. The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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