Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in
Astrophysics and Astronomy
The University of Hong Kong
Apply now Ref.: 516091
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Physics (25600)
Categories: Professoriate Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate
Professor/Assistant Professor in Astrophysics and Astronomy in the Department
of Physics (Ref.: 516091 ), 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.
Exceptionally outstanding candidates at Professor/Associate Professor level
may be considered for appointment on tenure terms.
The Department of Physics has a large group of researchers working in physics
and astronomy. The Astronomy and Astrophysics group has diverse research
interests, including compact objects, transients, active galactic nuclei,
gravitational lensing, galaxy assembly, planetary nebulae and planetary
science. Information about the Department and the Astronomy and Astrophysics
group can be obtained at https: // www. physics.hku.hk/ and
https: // www. physics.hku.hk/research/research-groups/astrophysics respectively.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Astrophysics, Astronomy, Physics
or a closely related discipline, with a strong commitment to research and
teaching. Applicants who conduct cutting-edge research that aligns with or is
complementary to the current research of the Astrophysics and Astronomy group,
particularly in high energy astrophysics, are encouraged to apply. In addition
to research, the successful candidate should also demonstrate strong abilities
in undergraduate teaching and graduate research mentoring.
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 be
provided as applicable.
The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants
should apply online and upload a covering letter, an up-to-date C.V., a
research statement, a teaching statement and contact information of at least
three referees. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and
continue until November 30, 2022 , or until the post is filled,
whichever is earlier.
Advertised: Aug 12, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close: Nov 30, 2022 (HK Time)