Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (two posts) in Tissue Engineering and Regeneration

September 29, 2022

Job Description

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (2 posts) in Tissue Engineering and Regeneration in the Faculty of Dentistry (Ref.: 516569), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal upon mutual agreement and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The Faculty of Dentistry is the only dental school in Hong Kong and is the only one in Greater China that uses English as the medium of instruction.  The high quality of the Faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, research excellence, and clinical/professional services have attained global recognition, as evidenced by the Faculty’s global rankings among the top 1% by the QS World University Rankings by Subject in the past eight years.  The Faculty’s strategic research themes include Clinical Artificial Intelligence, Craniofacial Regeneration, Microbiome Innovation, Oral Cancer, and Population Oral Health.  The Faculty also plays an important role in public and professional education through its knowledge exchange (KE) activities as well as in oral health research and promotions in international, regional, and local communities.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent qualifications with a distinguished research record in biomedical science, tissue engineering and regeneration, cell biology, biomechanics, or biomaterial science.  In addition, they should have experience in obtaining external funding and be able to demonstrate international recognition.  

Appointees are expected to (i) establish an innovative and well-funded research team in the development of novel approaches to oral tissue regeneration; (ii) develop active interdisciplinary collaborations with internal and external partners, including scientists and clinicians to drive the ideas from basic concepts to clinical practice; (iii) participate in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and (iv) participate in Faculty and University affairs as well as KE activities.

Information about the Faculty can be obtained at http://facdent.hku.hk.  For general enquiries, please contact Professor T.F. Flemmig, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at flemmig@hku.hk.  For information about the posts, please contact Professor C.F. Zhang, Associate Dean (Research and Innovation) at zhangcf@hku.hk.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of the basic salary.  Housing subsidy will also be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s career site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Closes November 10, 2022.

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