Assistant Professor (PR0255/22-23)

Hong Kong Baptist University

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The Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor under the University’s Talent100 recruitment drive. The Department has focus research areas in (a)Advanced Materials & Energy and (b) Biophysics & Complex Systems. Interdisciplinary research is actively promoted by the Faculty of Science and fostered under the University-wide six Interdisciplinary Labs (, supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities.

Being part of a rapidly evolving research and educational landscape in the region, the Department strives to nurture leadership in emerging fields of transdisciplinary science, in particular advanced materials, device physics, big data and AI in green energy, sensor technology, quantitative and systems biology, biomedical and healthcare applications. These efforts are supported by infrastructural and internationalisation initiatives at the University level, and grounded on the Department’s research achievements (evidenced by extensive international collaborations, external reviews such as RAE, start-up companies and prestigious awards).

Assistant Professor (PR0255/22-23)

The candidates should have a PhD degree in Materials Science, Physics, or other relevant disciplines, a proven track record of collaborative research and a strong commitment to teaching. Experimental scientists with strong expertise in materials science, biological and device physics, and transdisciplinary interests in biomedical and healthcare applications are especially encouraged to apply. The appointee is expected to conduct world-class research and to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

This is a tenure-track position with an initial appointment to be made on a fixed-term contract of three years. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Tenure is expected to be attained within six years.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:
Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System ( with samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works. They should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Human Resources Office (Email: directly. Those who are not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials, including publication samples and 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

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: 31 January 2023 (or until the position is filled)

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