Faculty Position in Atmospheric Chemistry

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong (HK)
Apr 10, 2018
May 10, 2018
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Job Title:    Faculty Position in Atmospheric Chemistry
Department:    Division of Environment and Sustainability

Job Posting Details

The University
Founded in 1991, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world renowned international research university dedicated to the advancement of learning and scholarship, with special emphasis on postgraduate education and close collaboration with the industry and business. It promotes interdisciplinary studies, dedicated to educating all rounded students to acquire a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking with a global outlook. Within its short history, the University has come to be regarded as a leading player in the international higher education scene.  HKUST has been ranked among the top world universities by QS university rankings and Times Higher Education for the past five years. English is the medium of teaching, research and administration.

The Division
The Division of Environment and Sustainability is an interdisciplinary academic unit dedicated to create significant international and local impact on interdisciplinary environmental education and research. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. The Division strives to foster collaboration among students and faculty members, enabling them to address relevant science, technology and policy issues in environmental sustainability. The three research themes of the Division are as follows:

•    Air and water, including interrelations with climate change
•    Environmental changes on regional and local scales, and their global interrelations
•    Economic and social impacts and solutions for environmental problems

More information about the Division can be found at http://www.envr.ust.hk.

The Role
A substantiation-track faculty position at Assistant Professor rank is available in the area of volatile organic compound (VOC) measurements and chemistry in the atmosphere. The position will support the development of VOC analytical systems with requirements driven by applications such as the development, operation and data reduction; lead or make major contributions to scientific studies of atmospheric composition, including spatial and temporal variability of VOCs; and collaborate with internal and external investigators employing analysis method and models to derive regional-to-global distributions and properties of atmospheric trace constituents. Appointment at Associate Professor or Professor rank may also be considered for candidates with outstanding academic credentials and international recognition.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in science, engineering, or a related discipline. The appointee is expected to teach courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to develop a vigorous research program in his/her areas of interest. The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary teams involving both social and natural scientists.

Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits. Housing benefits will also be provided where applicable. Appointment at the Professor rank will be on substantive basis. Initial appointment for Assistant Professor/Associate Professor will normally be on a three-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

Application Procedure
Interested candidates are invited to send (i) full curriculum vitae; (ii) a statement of current research interests; (iii) a teaching portfolio with student evaluations, if available; and (iv) contact information of three qualified referees in PDF format to envrjob@ust.hk. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
(Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes only.)