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Invitation for Appointment as Chair Professor in Physics at University of Hong Kong
Closing Date: 31 Aug, 2002
The University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong is a leading international comprehensive research university in the Asia-Pacific region, with more than 100 teaching departments and sub-divisions of studies and learning, and over 60 research institutes and centres. There is currently an enrolment of some 17,000 students (6,500 at postgraduate level). Research students are from more than 48 countries. The medium of instruction is English. The University is committed to the pursuit of international academic standards, and excellence in scholarship as well as research.
Professor: Chair of Physics
Applications are invited for appointment as Professor: Chair of Physics in the Department of Physics, tenable from September 1, 2002 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will initially be made on a fixed-term basis of three years, with the possibility of renewal, or substantiation under special circumstances.
The mission of the Department of Physics is to become the top research-doctorate physics department in Asia and an outstanding research-doctorate department in the world. The current research areas is the department include: surface science, crystal growth by molecular beam epitaxy; superconductivity and magnetism (both theoretical and experimental); transport properties in mesoscopic and nanoscopic systems; semi-conductor and positron-semi-conductor physics, positron beam technoloty; thin film technoloty of superconductors and semi-conductor samples; optical characterization of novel nanostructure materials; theoretical astrophysics; supernova observations; quantum information theories; environmental radioactivity. For further information, please visit http://www.physics.hku.hk/.
Applicants should have strong academic qualifications, a substantial record of research and publications in the area of condensed-matter physics and enthusiastic about teaching.
The University reserves the right not to fill the post or to fill the post by invitation or to make an appointment at a level as appropriate.
Annual salary [attracting contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary] will be within the professorial range, which is not less than HKD1.2M+ with starting salary depending on qualifications and experience. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. Leave, medical / dental benefits, and a taxable financial subsidy under the Home Financing will be available to the successful candidate.
Further particulars and application forms (41/1000) can be obtained at https://extranet.hku.hk/apptunit/; or from the Appointments Unit (Senior), Registry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong [fax: (852) 2540 6735 or 2559 2058; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org]. Closes August 31, 2002.