Tenure-Track Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Assistant Professor in Periodontology

September 27, 2022

Job Description

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Assistant Professor in Periodontology of the Faculty of Dentistry (Ref.: 516688), to commence as soon as possible, on a four-year fixed- term basis, with the possibility of renewal upon mutual agreement and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second four-year fixed-term contract.  Exceptionally outstanding candidates at Associate Professor level may be considered for appointment on tenure terms subject to approval.

The Faculty of Dentistry is the only dental school in Hong Kong and 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.

For appointment as Clinical Associate Professor, applicants should possess a Dental Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, clinical specialist in Periodontology or equivalent status with proficiency in Implant Dentistry, a Ph.D. degree or equivalent, and an excellent track record in research.  They should have (i) proven ability for quality research, publications in high quality international journals, and evidence of local and regional recognition for scholarship and professional expertise; (ii) demonstrated ability in undergraduate and postgraduate education, clinical practice and research; (iii) demonstrated participation in Faculty and University affairs; and (iv) demonstrated ability in KE activities, and leadership in professional education programmes or community engagement.

For appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor, applicants should possess a Dental Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and a Master of Dental Surgery degree or equivalent in Periodontology with good clinical experiences in Implant Dentistry.  They should have (i) ability in undergraduate and postgraduate clinical teaching and practice; (ii) potential for and interest in research; (iii) ability and willingness to participate in Faculty affairs; and (iv) participation in KE activities.

The appointee will engage in the clinical and didactic teaching in Periodontology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise research projects, be expected to develop their own line of research, and participate in the clinical and administration duties of the Faculty.

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 post, please contact Professor W.K. Leung at ewkleung@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 also be provided as applicable.   

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

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