This is an open discipline call.
Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (several posts) in the University of Hong Kong School of Public Health (Ref.: 523075), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term contract, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract, subject to satisfactory performance. Exceptionally outstanding candidates may be considered for appointment on tenure terms.
Applicants should possess: (i) a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a related discipline; (ii) a commitment to develop knowledge relevant to the improvement of the health of populations and the reduction of health disparities; (iii) evidence of public health scholarship as indicated by leadership in publications and external grant support; (iv) experience in teaching students how to improve the health of large populations and in mentoring future academic leaders. Applicants who use multidisciplinary approaches to address challenges in public health, global health, One Health and Planetary health and those with experience in analyzing large scale epidemiologic data and/or the use of advanced epidemiologic approaches or big data analytics to address public health questions in the next frontier of the control of cancer, cardiometabolic disease, renal disease, and injury control are encouraged to apply. Over their careers, candidates are expected to respond to new priorities in human health as changes in planetary climate, pathogens, and human behaviour alter risks and opportunities.
The appointees will contribute to teaching public health principles to students in degree programmes e.g., public health, global health and development, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and Chinese medicine. They will join an interdisciplinary faculty committed to their success as they lead research programmes at the forefront of 21st century public health. Multiple posts include applicants in the areas of Applied Virology / Behavioural Sciences / Big Data Analytics / Community Medicine / Environmental Health / Exercise and Health / Health Care Financing / Health Communication / Health Economics / Health Policy / Healthcare Management / Implementation Science / Mental Health / Population Immunity (Humoral and Cellular) / Public Health Practice. Those with less experience may be considered for appointment as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor. Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 516770) need not re-apply.
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 appointments will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will also be provided as applicable.
The University only accepts online application for the above posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date CV as well as statements of research and teaching. Review of applications will start from October 29, 2023 and continue until March 31, 2024, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.
About University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health
The University of Hong Kong is a leading research-led comprehensive university in Asia with an international outlook. English is the medium of research, teaching and administration. Career opportunities spanning a broad spectrum of professions are offered across different academic disciplines/inter-disciplines and various professional services units. We offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, and supported prospects for professional growth and advancement.