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Chair Professor, Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor

City University of Hong Kong is inviting applications and nominations for Chair Professor, Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics

  • Closing date: 30 Jan 2021
  • Hong Kong | City University of Hong Kong (CITYU), Department of Physics
  • Date posted: 07 Oct 2020
  • Job type: Academic: faculty
  • Disciplines: Computational science & software engineering  | Optics, lasers & photonics 

Worldwide search for talent

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly funded institution, the university is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement. The university has nine colleges/schools. As part of its pursuit of excellence, the university aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including business, creative media, data science, energy and environment, engineering, humanities and social sciences, law, science, veterinary medicine and life sciences.

Applications and nominations are invited for: Chair Professor, Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics [Ref. A/460/09].

The Department of Physics at City University of Hong Kong was officially launched on 1 July 2017, which builds on the excellent tradition of the physics faculty in the former Department of Physics and Materials Science. In the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise conducted by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, CityU’s physics ranked 2nd amongst all eight universities in Hong Kong.

The Department of Physics aspires to become a leading physics department in the Asia-Pacific region. At present, the department’s research focuses on the following thematic areas:

  • Computational physics and theory.
  • Spectroscopy and imaging.
  • Low-dimensional materials.
  • Soft Matter and biophysics.
  • Atomic, molecular and optical physics.

For more information, please visit the departmental website,

Applications are sought in the broad research themes outlined above, especially in experimental physics. Candidates with different levels of experience are welcome, and the appointment will be made at a rank commensurate with the qualifications and experience. Potential candidates in underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The posts are substantiation-track positions.


Teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and conduct cutting-edge research.


A PhD in physics or related disciplines, with a strong research record and promising teaching ability.

Salary and conditions of service

Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance. Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes and relocation assistance (where applicable). Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.

Information and application

Further information on the posts and the university is available at, or from the Department of Physics, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (e-mail

To apply, please submit an online application at, and include a current curriculum vitae, and a concise statement of research interests and teaching philosophy (up to two pages each). Nominations can be sent directly to the department (e-mail Applications and nominations received will receive full consideration until the positions are filled. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; and those shortlisted for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least three reference reports sent directly by the referees to the department, specifying the position applied for. The university’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

Worldwide recognition ranking 48th, and 4th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2021); 1st in the World’s Most International Universities (THE survey 2020); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2017).


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