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Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience [Ref. C/623/09]

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is one of the world’s leading universities, known for innovation, creativity and research.  We are now seeking exceptional scholars to join us as Assistant Professors/Associate Professors/Professors/Chair Professors (on substantiation-track) in all academic fields with special focuses on One Health, Digital Society, Smart City, Matter, Brain, and related interdisciplinary areas.  Research fields of particular interest include, but not limited to:

  • biomedical science and engineering
  • veterinary science
  • computer science and data science
  • neuroscience and neural engineering
  • bio-statistics and AI-healthcare
  • smart/semi-conductor manufacturing
  • AI/robotics/autonomous systems
  • aerospace and microelectronics engineering
  • energy generation and storage
  • digital business and innovation management
  • fintech and business analytics
  • computational social sciences
  • digital humanities
  • digital and new media
  • law and technology
  • private law
  • healthy, smart and sustainable cities

Successful candidates should have a demonstrated ability to build a world-class research programme related to CityU’s strategic research areas, plus a commitment to education and student mentorship.  Candidates must possess a doctorate in their respective field by the time of appointment.


Applications and nominations are invited for the above posts:

The Department of Neuroscience is a newly created and rapidly growing academic unit committed to excellence in research and education.  We are seeking outstanding applicants for faculty positions at Chair Professor, Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor levels, dependent upon experience and accomplishments. The primary focus of the positions is research and teaching, with some shared administrative responsibilities. The Department of Neuroscience has active postgraduate programmes and is developing curricula for an undergraduate programme.


The appointee is expected to provide leadership in teaching and research in the area of neuroscience; teach both undergraduate and postgraduate courses; conduct cutting edge research and supervise research students; carry out administrative work and other duties that facilitate the development of the College and the Department as a whole; and support the University’s core mission of excellence in professional education and research.


Applicants must have a PhD, MD or equivalent degree, with demonstrated ability to lead an independent neuroscience research programme that is complimentary to the research strengths of the Department including glial neurobiology, cognitive and behavioural neuroscience, neural substrates of learning and memory, regenerative medicine, neurological disease pathophysiology, molecular and cellular neuroscience, functional brain circuitry and imaging and systems neuroscience.  Candidate shall demonstrate his/her ability to become a leader in innovative neuroscience.  Research directions with translational potential and that support an intellectual climate fostering local and international collaborations are encouraged.

Candidates for Associate Professor and above should have a distinguished academic record including significant external funding support and high impact publications, demonstrated leadership skills, and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate education.  Successful candidates are expected to develop internationally competitive research programmes; assume academic and administrative leadership in the Department by assisting in faculty development; promote collaboration in cross-disciplinary teaching and research programmes within the University; and facilitate the translation of neuroscience discoveries to with potential healthcare benefits.

Candidates for Assistant Professor are expected to have strong research and academic track records, and to have developed a rigorous, extramurally funded research programme.

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, or from the Department of Neuroscience, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (Email:

To apply, please submit an online application and include a current curriculum vitae.  Nominations can be sent directly to the Department (email:  Applications and nominations will receive full consideration until the positions are filled.  Candidates for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 references to be 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. We are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

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