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Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the School of Data Science [Ref. A/278/09]

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education.  As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement.  The University has eight Colleges/Schools.  As part of its pursuit of excellence, the University aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including business, creative media, data science, energy and environment, science and engineering, humanities and social sciences, law, veterinary medicine and life sciences.

The University has established a School of Data Science on 1 July 2018 to demonstrate its commitment and leadership in the field of Data Science.  It is the first freestanding School of Data Science in the higher education sector of Hong Kong.

School of Data Science aspires to be a world-class leading school of excellence in Data Science education and research to address key challenges in the field. The School welcomes applications and nominations for all faculty positions of Chair Professor, Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in Data Science related disciplines.

Applications are sought in the broad research themes outlined above.  Candidates of all experience levels are welcome, the appointment will be made at a rank commensurate with the qualifications.  The posts are substantiation-track positions.

Duties

The appointees are expected to make significant contribution to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; advise postgraduate research students; play an active role in curriculum development and management; maintain an active research profile; actively seek external grants and contracts to support research endeavors; provide service to the School and University governance; contribute to professional engagement, networking, and outreach activities that enhance the academic and professional life of the School.

Requirements

A PhD in Data Science or related disciplines, with a strong research record and promising teaching ability.

Salary and Conditions of Service

Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance.  Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable).  Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.

Information and Application

Further information on the posts and the University is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : hrojob@cityu.edu.hk/Fax : (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311].

To apply, please submit an online application at http://jobs.cityu.edu.hk, and include a current curriculum vitae.  Nominations can be sent directly to the Human Resources Office.  Applications and nominations will receive full consideration until the positions are filled.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; and those shortlisted for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent directly by the referees to the Department, specifying the position applied for. The University's privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity.  Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

Worldwide recognition ranking 55th, and 5th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2019); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2017).

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