[Coral-List] Director - School of Biological Sciences - The University of Hong Kong

dmbaker dmbaker at hku.hk
Mon Mar 30 00:59:50 EDT 2015

Applications are invited for appointment as Professor in the School of Biological Sciences, to commence on January 1, 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The appointee will also be appointed as Director of the School of Biological Sciences for a three-year term starting from January 1, 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.  Tenure may be offered to qualified candidates.  Directorship re-appointment will be subject to the University's established procedures.
The School has excellent research facilities and resources, and is supported by a dedicated team of experienced academic and research staff.  Currently, the four strategic research areas of the School are: Ecology; Endocrinology; Food Safety and Food for Health; and Plant Evolution and Adaptation.  Information about the School can be obtained at http://www.biosch.hku.hk/.
Applicants should have a distinguished international reputation with a substantial research record.  They should be able to provide leadership to enhance the School's profile both locally and internationally as a centre of excellence in research and teaching.  Experience in management would be an advantage.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.  Research start-up funds will be available.
For enquiries about the post, please write to Professor Sun Kwok, Dean of Faculty of Science (fax: (852) 2858 4620 or e-mail: sunkwok at hku.hk<mailto:sunkwok at hku.hk>).  Applicants should submit a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., a research proposal, and a statement of teaching philosophy to scsbs at hku.hk<mailto:scsbs at hku.hk>.  Please indicate clearly the reference number in the subject of the e-mail.
Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc and further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Closes June 30, 2015.  The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.
David M. Baker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
The Swire Institute of Marine Science,
School of Biological Sciences &
Department of Earth Science
The University of Hong Kong
Kadoorie Biological Sciences Building
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, PRC

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