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Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine) in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health [Ref.  C/595/09]

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 nine 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, engineering, humanities and social sciences, law, science, veterinary medicine and life sciences.

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. This is an opportunity to join a vibrant diverse international team shaping the future of veterinary education and research in the region. 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.

Applications and nominations are invited for the above posts:

Duties

The appointee is expected to support the overall academic mission of the University and facilitate further development of research and teaching activities including delivery of problem-based learning courses of the Department; contribute to the Department’s evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) teaching, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and through establishing a research programme, especially with the horse racing industry in Hong Kong.

Requirements

A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or an equivalent veterinary degree, preferably registrable in Hong Kong, with evidence of further postgraduate education in the form of Diplomate status in a recognized specialty board and/or academic qualifications at doctorate level in EBVM or Veterinary Epidemiology.  A PhD in a relevant discipline (veterinary medicine, animal science, biology) or equivalent is highly preferred. Applicants must have demonstrable evidence of research success including publications in internationally-recognised journals and the ability to obtain research funding, and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of an academic team. Experience in tertiary-level curriculum development and teaching in associated subject areas, such as veterinary epidemiology, and/or experience in equine epidemiological research would be an asset.

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 : ssthilai@cityu.edu.hk or chhung@cityu.edu.hk).

To apply, please submit an online application at http://jobs.cityu.edu.hk, and include a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter, research and teaching statements based on the position.  Nominations can be sent directly to the Department (email: cardith.hung@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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