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Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Epidemiology and Public Health) (2 posts) in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health [Ref. C/650/09]

 

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.

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Applications and nominations are invited for the above posts:

The Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health was established in July 2017.  Its mission is to achieve and sustain excellence in teaching and research in veterinary studies through advancing the understanding of the interconnectivity of animal and human health.  The Department is well positioned to provide a strong link between the preclinical veterinary sciences and applied (clinical) veterinary medicine.  In another dimension it focuses on One Health, an area spanning the health of animals, humans and the environment.  The Department plays a key role in teaching students in the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and providing postgraduate research training.  Departmental academic staff members undertake teaching and research across their areas of specialty, and are actively engaged in enhancing the profile and effectiveness of veterinary training, public health and applied research through partnership and strengthening links with industry, business, commerce and other institutions locally and internationally.

The Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Science will start a course-based master’s programme (MSc) in Public Health in September 2021, which will focus on infectious disease epidemiology, ‘One Health’ principles, and biostatistics.  The College and the Department are currently accelerating its recruitment of highly motivated and qualified staff that will contribute to the development of the Master of Science in Public Health.  We are looking for energetic individuals with a background in epidemiology, public health, and/or biostatistics to teach in this graduate-level programme and lead on public health issues centered around infectious disease modeling, surveillance and control, as well as zoonotic diseases and antimicrobial resistance and/or other ‘One Health’ related issues.

Duties

The appointees are expected to support the overall academic missions of the College and the Department and facilitate further development of research programmes and teaching activities including delivery of courses in the MSc Programme in Public Health.

Requirements

A PhD in a relevant discipline (epidemiology, public health, biostatistics).  Applicants with a veterinary degree/medical degree/MPH preferred.  Candidates should have demonstrable evidence of research success (including publications in internationally-recognized journals and the ability to obtain research funding) and strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively as a member of an academic team.

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 Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (email : chhung@cityu.edu.hk).

To apply, please submit a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and research and teaching statement(s) through the website: https://www.cityu.edu.hk/provost/global-recruiting/. Nominations can be sent directly to the Department (email : chhung@cityu.edu.hk).  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.

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