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Faculty Positions

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong (HK)
Closing date
21 Jan 2024

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Life Science
Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Job Title:    Faculty Positions
Department:    Division of Life Science
Job ID:    9414

The Division of Life Science at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology is searching for tenure-track faculty members at the level of Assistant Professor or higher level.  We are particularly interested in candidates with exceptionally strong records in the areas of neuroscience, stem cell biology, biotechnology/synthetic biology, immunology, structural biology (Cryo-EM) and translational medicine.  Applicants whose research programs that are outside the above areas but will complement or enhance the existing strengths of the Division are also welcome.  Successful candidates are expected to establish an independent and internationally recognized research program and to contribute to the missions of the Division in undergraduate and postgraduate education.

The Division of Life Science ( currently has 36 faculty members working in diverse research areas.  The University has a vibrant research environment and is ranked as one of the top universities in Asia.  The medium of instruction and administration is English.  The new faculty members will be provided with competitive start-up funding.

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits and housing benefits (where applicable), will be provided.  Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will normally be made on a 3-year contract and renewable for another 3-year subject to mutual agreement.  For appointment at the Associate Professor rank, it will be made either with substantiation, or on fixed-term contract for a period normally of three years.  Gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of the contract.  Appointment for Professor will be on a substantive basis.    

Application Procedure
Applications with cover letter, curriculum vitae, research proposal (maximum 3 pages), teaching statement (maximum 1 page), and contact information of three referees should be sent to the Chair of Life Science Search and Appointments Committee (  Review of applications will start shortly and continue until the positions are filled.  

(Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.  Applicants should read the Personal Information Collection Statement before submission of application.)

HKUST is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to our core values of inclusiveness, diversity, and respect.


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