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Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Aquatic Animal Health) in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences [Ref. E/269/09]

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 new Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences at City University of Hong Kong in collaboration with Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is assembling an outstanding group of international academics to undertake teaching and research within the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health.  The Department is rapidly developing as an international research-oriented centre to support veterinary training and research in Hong Kong and the region.  It 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 programme and also in the MSc in Aquatic Production and Veterinary Health, amongst other related activities, such as enabling postgraduate research opportunities.  Departmental staff members undertake teaching, research and diagnostic service across their areas of specialty.

Applications are invited for the above posts:

Duties

The innovative Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine curriculum at CityU includes a number of courses on Aquatic Animal Medicine and Aquaculture.  The appointee is expected to contribute to the further development and implementation of the professional veterinary curriculum (Bachelor and Master’s levels) in the area of aquatic animal health, foster excellence in veterinary education and research, teach and manage undergraduate and postgraduate courses, develop new research directions and maintain robust research programmes, carry out administrative work and other duties to facilitate the development of the Department and the College as a whole.

Requirements

A PhD in the field of aquatic animal health, preferably with expertise in veterinary immunology or nutrition, and working experience with warm water species/in the Asian region.  A degree in veterinary medicine registerable in Hong Kong is an important asset.  Candidates should have demonstrable evidence of research success (including the ability to obtain research funding), strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively as a member of an academic team, and be able to deliver courses in English.  Knowledge of Mandarin and/or Cantonese would be an advantage.

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, a cover letter, and research and/or teaching statement(s) based on the position.  Applications will receive full consideration until the position is 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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