The vision of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is to be a leading liberal arts University in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture. Through a holistic approach to education, complemented by a comprehensive international learning programme designed to broaden students’ horizons and global outlook, HKBU strives to unlock students’ creative potential and equip them with knowledge and skills required for today’s globalised world.
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Department of Biology
The Department offers two BSc (Hons) programmes in Applied Biology, and in Bioresource and Agricultural Science; and MPhil and PhD degrees in Biological Science, Environmental Science and Agricultural Science. Strong emphasis is placed on both quality education and scholarly research.
The Department is recruiting tenure-track faculty members who are independent, energetic, and ambitious scientists, and commit to excellence in both research and teaching in the following areas:
Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR0378/19-20)
For the area of Soil Science / Crop Protection / Crop Production (two vacancies), applicants should have a PhD in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, plant biology agronomy or related fields, with postdoctoral training and a track record of outstanding research publications and strong externally-funded research projects. Candidates who use cutting-edge approaches to address research in plant disease control, soil fertility, molecular soil biology, bioconversion, soil microbial ecology, bio-products, microbial fertilizers, molecular plant pathology, plant genomics and gene engineering, crop genetic and breeding, and probiotics-soil-plant relationship for crop improvement are highly desirable.
For the area of Environmental Science (one vacancy), applicants should have a PhD in environmental science/engineering, environmental molecular biology, environmental biotechnology or related fields, with postdoctoral training and a track record of internationally-recognized research expertise, outstanding research publications and strong externally-funded research projects. Candidates who use cutting-edge approaches to address research in environmental technology, environmental remediation and environmental contamination are highly desirable.
For the area of Environmental Microbiology (one vacancy), applicants should have a PhD degree in microbiology and environmental science or related fields with postdoctoral training, and a track record of outstanding research publications and teaching credentials in bioinformatics, bioconversion, soil microbiology, microbial ecology and bio-products.
The above four positions are on tenure-track with initial appointment on three-year fixed-term contracts. Re-appointments thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement. Tenured appointments are expected to be attained within six years.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) with samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) direct. Those who are not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.
The University reserves the right not to make appointments for the posts advertised, and the appointments will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offers.
Closing date: 20 June 2020 or until the position is filled