Professors / Associate Professors / Assistant Professors

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong (HK)
June 10 2021
Other, Education
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Applications are invited for:-

School of Life Sciences
Professors / Associate Professors / Assistant Professors

(Ref. 210000U4)

The School of Life Sciences (SLS, invites applications for tenure-track faculty members at Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor levels.

The School currently has more than 40 academic staff and 150 postgraduate students.  It offers 6 undergraduate programmes, with an overall intake of about 200 student per year in a four-year curriculum.  The SLS has excellent track record in multi-disciplinary research, including cell biology, environmental science, food and nutritional science, genomics and bioinformatics, marine science, plant and agricultural science, physiology and developmental biology, and protein science.  It welcomes applicants with strong records in the following fields:
1. biodiversity, ecology, evolution, or organismic biology;
2. plant sciences including genomics, genetics, molecular biology and biotechnology; and
3. any other disciplines complement or enhance the existing strengths of the School.

Applicants should have (i) a relevant PhD degree; (ii) potential for excellence in teaching; and (iii) a track record in research.  The appointees are expected to (a) develop a significant independent research programme with external grant support; (b) teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses; and (c) perform service duties for the School and the University.  Multidisciplinary research collaborations are encouraged within and outside the School.  The SLS treasures diversity and inclusion, and encourage applications of all disabilities, gender, and nationalities.

Appointments will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation (tenure) later.  Outstanding candidates with substantial experience for Professor rank may be considered for substantive appointment forthwith.  Appointees will be provided with start-up funding commensurate with qualification and experience.

Applications will be accepted until the posts are filled.  Those who have responded to the previous advertisement for the same posts (Ref. 200001OZ) are under consideration and need not re-apply in this instance.

For enquiries, please contact the School Director via email (

Application Procedure
Applicants should submit an online application and attach (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a research plan; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy/experience; and (4) the names and contact information of three referees.

The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the posts above. For more information and to apply online, please visit


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