Assistant Professor (Crop Protection or Crop Production)
Hong Kong Baptist University
The vision of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is to be a leading liberal arts University in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture. Through a holistic approach to education, complemented by a comprehensive international learning programme designed to broaden students' horizons and global outlook, HKBU strives to unlock students' creative potential and equip them with knowledge and skills required for today's globalised world.
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Department of Biology
The Department offers a new and unique major programme in 2019-20 - Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Bioresource and Agricultural Science. It is the first professional, multi-disciplinary degree programme in Hong Kong that explores key issues shaping the outlook of agricultural science and management of bioresources from the perspective of sustainability. Therefore, the Department is recruiting a tenure-track faculty member in the following area:
Assistant Professor (Crop Protection or Crop Production) (PR0429/18-19)
Applicants should have a PhD in biology, agriculture or related fields with postdoctoral training, and a track record of outstanding research publications and teaching credentials. Candidates who use cutting-edge approaches to address plant disease control and/or to apply the knowledge of soil-plant relationship for crop improvement are highly desirable.
The appointee is expected to develop strong externally funded research programmes, and commit to excellence in teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
The position is tenure-track with initial appointment on a three-year fixed-term contract. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement. Tenured appointment is expected to be attained within six years.
Those who have responded to the advertisement posted in July 2019 need not re-apply.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) with samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org) direct. Those who are not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.
Closing date: 16 November 2019
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