Research Assistant Professor

Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong (HK)
November 28 2018
Other, Education
Organization Type

Hong Kong Baptist University


Research Assistant Professor

Embarking on a new stage of development, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has launched institutional research clusters to underpin interdisciplinary research and theme-based research for promoting research excellence and knowledge/technology transfer. The University is recruiting Research Assistant Professors to support the development of three Research Clusters in the strategic areas and themes listed below.

Cluster in Creative Media/Practice (PR0190/18-19)
Areas of Focus:    Film, Creative Writing, Music Performance, Music Composition, Visual and Media Arts
Research Themes:
- Interdisciplinary Creative Practice
- Creative Media and Arts Practice for Cultural Engagement and Social Transformation

Cluster in Health and Drug Discovery (PR0189/18-19)
Areas of Focus:    Chinese medicine, Drug design, delivery and imaging, Pharmacokinetics, Immunology, Joint-bone diseases, Neurodegeneration
Research Themes:
- Chinese Medicine Based Drug Screening & Delivery
- Neurodegeneration - Joint & Bone Diseases
- Healthy and Active Living

Cluster in Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in “X” (PR0191/18-19)
Areas of Focus:    Data journalism, digital humanities, healthcare and Fintech
Research Themes:    
- Chinese Medicine and Health
- Social Communications and Digital Media
- Geoinformatics and Environment
Candidates with the background in the above disciplines, or combination of such, are invited to apply. The appointee should have a demonstrable interest in interdisciplinary research and collaborative work across the above disciplines at HKBU. The appointee is also expected to conduct independent research of high quality and submit grant proposals. Applicants should possess a PhD degree in relevant fields.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed term contract of two to three years. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to performance review, mutual agreement and availability of funding.

For enquiry, please contact the Convenor of the respective Clusters:

Creative Media/Practice
Prof. Johnny Poon (email:

Health and Drug Discovery
Prof. Chris Wong (email:

Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in “X”
Prof. P C Yuen (email:

More information about the three Research Clusters can be found on the website of the HKBU’s Graduate School (

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System ( Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (email: direct. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Review of applications is on-going and will continue until the positions are filled.

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