2 Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Mathematics The University of Hong Kong, Department of Mathematics Hong Kong

Ref. : 201600853

Posting Title : Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (2 posts)

Department : Department of Mathematics

Closing Date :


Applications are invited for two tenure-track appointments as Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, to commence from September 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The appointments will initially be made on a three-year term basis, with the possibility of renewal.


The Department of Mathematics provides a solid general undergraduate education in mathematics, offers supervision in graduate study for students with a strong interest in and a capacity for mathematics, and engages in teaching and research aiming at a high international standing. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/math/.


Candidates in all areas of Applied Mathematics will be considered, with preference given to those working in the areas of Optimization (with applications in Big Data Science) and Scientific Computing (with applications in Financial Mathematics).  The appointees will be expected to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervise research students and also actively engage in outreach and service.


A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  The appointments 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.


Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V. containing information on educational and professional experience, a complete list of publications, a survey of past research and teaching experience, a research plan for the next few years, and a statement on teaching philosophy to scmath@hku.hk. 

They should also arrange for submission, to the same e-mail address as stated above, three reference letters from senior academics.  One of these senior academics should be asked to comment on the applicant's ability in teaching, or the applicant should arrange to have an additional reference letter on his/her teaching sent to the same e-mail address as stated above.  Please indicate clearly which level they wish to be considered for and the reference number in the subject of the e-mail.  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc and further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Review of applications will start from December 1, 2016 and continue until June 30, 2017.  The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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