Research-track Faculty Positions (Job ID: 5137)

Job level Middle
Work exp Minimum 2 Years
Education Doctorate or above
Clearwater Bay
Employment type Full Time
Benefits Dental plan, Gratuity, Medical plan
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Teacher - Tertiary / Vocational
Education / Training > Others
Science / Lab / Research > Others
Published On 03/02/2020

Job Title:  Research-track Faculty Positions
Department:  School of Science
Job ID:  5137

Applications are invited from outstanding young researchers for the positions of Research Assistant Professor in various Division/Departments of the School of Science.

Applicants should be a recent PhD graduate (within five years) in Chemistry, Life Science, Mathematics, Ocean Science, Physics or related disciplines, with at least two years’ post-doctoral research experience. Ideal candidates should have strong commitment to research excellence and teaching, with the potential to conduct innovative research. Track records in gaining competitive research grant and a substantial publication record would be an advantage. Successful appointees are expected to develop their own research program in one of the major research areas of the host Division/Department, and take the lead on individual research project to obtain competitive research funding. They will also be involved in teaching or co-teaching postgraduate or undergraduate courses.

The major research areas of the Division/Departments in the School of Science are:

Chemistry (

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Synthetic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Chemical Biology


Life Science (

  • Biotechnology and Medicinal Biochemistry
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cellular Regulation and Signaling
  • Developmental Biology
  • Macromolecular Structure and Function
  • Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience


Mathematics (

  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Analysis and Differential Equations
  • Geometry and Topology
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Data Science


Ocean Science (

  • Marine Ecology
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean Technology
  • Marine Microbiology
  • Marine Nature Products
  • Marine Genomics


Physics (

  • Cold Atoms and Quantum Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics (condensed matter experiments and advanced materials; condensed matter theory and statistical physics)
  • Particle Theory and Cosmology
  • Quantum Information and Technology
  • Soft Matter and Biophysics
  • Wave Functional Materials and Physics


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided. Housing benefits will also be provided where applicable. Appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract for two years. Further extension of contract will be subject to performance, funding availability and mutual agreement. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract. (Duration: 2 years)

Application Procedure
Interested parties please submit your application comprising a statement of interest indicating your current research interests and future research plan, together with a full curriculum vitae and three reference letters to the Office of the Dean of Science (with subject title: Research Assistant Professor), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong (or by clicking  ) on or before Friday, 21 February 2020.