FACULTY OF SCIENCE Department of Mathematics Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR322M/16-17)
The Faculty of Science has identified Environment and Health, a highly interdisciplinary theme research area across the departments, as a Faculty Niche Research Area, and aims to establish world-class research teams and facilities for tackling key questions relating to human health and environmental impacts. Major resources will be allocated to this Faculty Niche Research Area, to develop the needed experimental platforms as well as modelling and data analysis capabilities. The ultimate goal is to uncover mechanistic links between various environmental factors and human diseases, leading to new strategies of disease prevention, diagnostics and treatment.
To work on the niche research area "Environment and Health", the Department of Mathematics now invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions, in the areas of data sciences, mathematical modelling, optimisation, scientific computing and statistics. The appointees are expected to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, perform high-impact research, as well as contribute to professional and institutional services. Collaboration with other faculty members in research and teaching is also expected.
Applicants should possess a PhD degree in Applied Mathematics, Statistics or a related field, and sufficiently demonstrate abilities to conduct high-quality research in one of the research areas: data sciences, mathematical modelling, optimisation, scientific computing and statistics. Applicants should also demonstrate strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in mathematics and statistics, possess track record of innovative research and high-impact publications, and demonstrate the ability to bid for and pursue externally-funded research programmes. Candidates for the senior positions should also have a strong track record of research and teaching accomplishments.
Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.
For enquiry, please contact Prof Michael Ng, Head of Department (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). More information about the Department can be found at http://www.math.hkbu.edu.hk.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers competitive package which include retirement/gratuity benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, housing assistance and relocation allowance wherever appropriate.
Application Procedure: Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which is obtainable (a) by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms; or (b) in person from the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The completed application form should be sent to the same address. Please quote PR number on all correspondence. 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 to the Personnel Office direct. Applicants 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 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 http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.
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 then applicable at the time of offer.
Review of applications will begin on 1 June 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.