Head and Professor in the Department of Physics - JRID47450

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
March 31, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
April 30, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Other
Institution/Company Name: 
The University of Hong Kong
Institution Classification/Type: 
Other
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Dean of Faculty of Science
Contact Information For Inquiries About Job
Email Address for Inquiries: 
sunkwok@hku.hk
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Head and Professor in the Department of Physics
(Ref.: 201400060)

Applications are invited for appointment as Professor in the Department of Physics, preferably from July 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The appointee will also be appointed as Head of the Department of Physics for a three-year term starting from November 2015.  Tenure may be offered to qualified candidates.  Headship re-appointment will be subject to the University's established procedures.

Existing research activities in the Department include astrophysics and astronomy, condensed matter experiment, condensed matter theory, particle physics, semiconductor physics, and quantum information.  Applicants should have a distinguished international reputation with a substantial research record.  They should be able to provide leadership to enhance the Department's profile both locally and internationally as a centre of excellence in research and teaching.  Experience in management would be an advantage.

A globally competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as annual leave, and medical benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

For enquiries about the existing research activities and the specific job requirements, please write to Professor Sun Kwok, Dean of Faculty of Science (e-mail: sunkwok@hku.hk).  Interested applicants should submit a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., a detailed publication list, a research plan, and a statement on teaching philosophy to scphy@hku.hk. Please indicate clearly "Ref.: 201400060 (Head and Professor in the Department of Physics)" in the subject of the e-mail.

Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc.  Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Closes April 30, 2014.  The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a No-Smoking Policy

Included Benefits: 

A globally competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as annual leave, and medical benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.