Post-doctoral Fellowships and Research Assistant Professorships

The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong (HK)
August 31 2018
Other, Education
Organization Type

The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years.  The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres.  There are 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Post-doctoral Fellowships and Research Assistant Professorships

Applications are invited for a number of positions as Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) and Research Assistant Professor (RAP) at the University of Hong Kong.  Appointments will be made for a period of 2 to 3 years and the appointees must be in post on or before July 31, 2019.

PDF and RAP posts are created specifically to bring new impetus and vigour to the University’s research enterprise.  Positions are available from time to time to meet the strategic research needs identified by the University.  Positions are available in the following Faculties/Departments/Schools/Centres/Units:

•    Department of Urban Planning and Design
•    Faculty of Dentistry
•    Department of Civil Engineering
•    Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
•    Department of Mechanical Engineering
•    School of Biomedical Sciences
•    Department of Medicine
•    Department of Microbiology
•    Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy
•    School of Public Health
•    Department of Chemistry
•    Swire Institute of Marine Science
•    Department of Psychology
•    Sau Po Centre on Ageing
•    Partner State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
•    Partner State Key Laboratory for Emerging Infectious Diseases
•    Partner State Key Laboratory for Liver Research
•    Partner State Key Laboratory of Synthetic Chemistry

Post-doctoral Fellows
PDFs are expected to devote full-time to research.  Applicants should be doctoral degree holders having undertaken original research that has contributed to the body of knowledge.  A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.  Annual leave and medical benefits will also be available.

Research Assistant Professors
The main focus of an RAP’s duty is research.  RAPs can, however, be assigned some teaching duties, up to 50% of the normal teaching load.  Applicants should be research active and have a proven publication record.  A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, with a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme (totalling up to 15% of basic salary).  Annual leave and medical benefits will also be offered.

Prospective applicants are invited to visit our webpage at to view the list of the Faculties/Departments/Schools/Centres/Units and their research areas in which PDF/RAP positions are currently available.  Before preparing an application, they should contact the Head of the respective academic unit, or the contact person as specified, to ascertain that their research expertise matches the research area in which a vacant PDF/RAP post is available.

Applicants must submit a completed University application form which should clearly state the position they are applying for and the academic discipline.  They should also provide further information such as details of their research experience, publications, and research proposals.

Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at and further particulars can be obtained at  Closes October 20, 2018.  The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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