Tenure-track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Mathematics (two posts)

September 23, 2022

Job Description

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics (Ref.: 516197), to commence as soon as possible on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.  Direct tenure may be offered to outstanding Associate Professor candidates.

The Faculty of Science provides a supportive and friendly environment and has embarked on a search for top talents to invest in areas of acknowledged strength and internationally competitive activity.  Information about the Faculty can be obtained at https://www.scifac.hku.hk/.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Computational Mathematics/Computer Science/Statistics/Data Science or a related discipline.  They should be able to demonstrate excellent research track record in Artificial Intelligence.  Teaching duties will be assigned by the relevant Head of Department with a reduced teaching load in the first two years of appointment.

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, totaling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will also be provided as applicable.  A start-up package that is commensurate with the needs and experience of the appointee will also be provided.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload a cover letter, together with an up-to-date C.V., which should include hyperlinks to any relevant google scholar profiles and ORCID, a detailed publication list since 2016 with journal impact factor and citations indicated for each publication, and a research statement outlining current and future research plans and interests.  Applicants will also be required to arrange three reference letters under confidential cover.  It is important to note that at least one of the referees should be able to comment, amongst other things, on the applicant’s research ability and his/her contribution to teaching or research in his/her department, while the remaining two should have knowledge of his/her recent academic or employment experience.  Referees should submit their reference letters to https://web.science.hku.hk/job/servlet/ref_submit?event_id=516197 (the referee should input the applicant’s e-mail address which should be the same as the one on the online application) by November 30, 2022.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity.  To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women as well as men, the Faculty of Science expressly encourages qualified persons from all genders to apply.

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