Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Statistics (3 posts)

September 25, 2022

Job Description

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Statistics (3 posts) in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science (Ref.: 516616), 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 candidate.

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is one of the six departments in the Faculty of Science. They provide a supportive and friendly environment and are embarking on a recruitment programme to invest in areas of acknowledged strength and internationally competitive activity. Information about the Faculty and the Department can be obtained at https://www.scifac.hku.hk and https://saasweb.hku.hk respectively.    

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Statistics, or related disciplines.  They should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and research in Statistics. Preference will be given to those whose research interests focus in the areas of high-dimensional statistics, semiparametric/nonparametric methods, networks, graph models, Bayesian statistics and big data science. The teaching duties will be assigned by the Head of Department with a reduced teaching load in the first year of appointment.  Enquiries about the post should be sent to the Head of Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at gyin@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 basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. A start-up package that is commensurate with the needs and experience of the appointee will be provided.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online 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 with journal impact factor and citations indicated for each publication, a research statement and a teaching statement.  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=516616 (the referee should input the applicant email address which is the same one as in the online application). Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 15, 2022 or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.


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