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. Of a number of recent indicators of the University’s performance, one is its ranking at 18 among the top 200 universities in the world by the UK’s Times Higher Education Supplement. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines, with 20,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from 50 countries, and a complement of 1,200 academic members of staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.
Applications are invited for a number of positions as Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) (Ref.: RF-2008/2009-150), at the University of Hong Kong, on or before July 31, 2009. Appointments will be made for a period of 2 to 3 years.
PDF 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 Departments:
• School of English
• Faculty of Dentistry
• Faculty of Education
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Centre for Cancer Research
• School of Chinese Medicine
• Community Medicine
• Research Centre of Infection and Immunology
• Diagnostic Radiology
• Orthopaedics and Traumatology
• Public Health Research Centre
• Centre for Reproduction, Development and Growth
• Kadoorie Institute
• Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences
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.
Prospective applicants are invited to visit the following webpage to view the full list of the research areas and their home Faculties/Departments/Schools/Centres for which PDF positions are currently available. Before preparing an application they should contact the Head of the appropriate academic unit to ascertain that their research expertise matches the research area for which a vacant PDF post is available.
Applicants must submit a completed University application form, which should clearly state the position they are applying for; and in which academic discipline. They should also provide further information such as details of their research experience, publications, research proposals, etc.
Further particulars and application forms (152/708) can be obtained at https://www.hku.hk/apptunit/; or from the Appointments Unit (Senior), Human Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (fax: (852) 2540 6735 or 2559 2058; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Closes October 17, 2008. Candidates who are not contacted within 3 months of the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.