Research Assistant Professor

Job Description

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), ranked 264 globally in the QS World University Rankings (QSWUR2021) and top 75 in THE Asia University Rankings (2020), has defined six interdisciplinary research laboratories to enable academics from different backgrounds to work together on common sets of problems and to contribute to the positioning of this dynamic and globally oriented University as a research-led liberal arts institution of worldwide significance.
Details of the six interdisciplinary research labs can be found on the HKBU Research website at:
Vacancies and Requirements
To organise cross faculty research, the University has formed six research Labs to underpin interdisciplinary and theme-based research, for promoting research excellence and knowledge/technology transfer, and for attracting global collaboration.
The following six newly established interdisciplinary research labs are looking for Research Assistant Professors to support their development in the strategic areas and themes listed below.
1. Augmented Creativity Lab
- Augmenting human creativity with artificial intelligence and human-machine collaboration
2. Computational Medicine Lab
- Data driven innovation on therapeutics and new drug discovery
3. System Health Lab (PR0065/20-21)
- Behavioural and wellbeing functioning mechanisms of complex systems including life, environment, human society and web media
4. Smart Society Lab
- Smart decision making in social policies and organisation
5. Data Economy Lab
- New theories, business practices and new technologies in today's networked economy with data assets
6. Ethical and Theoretical AI Lab
- The foundations of moral machines, machine behaviour studies, cognitive science, AI validation, explainable AI, and affective computing
Candidates with a background in one or more of the above themes are invited to apply. Applicants should possess a PhD degree in relevant fields. The appointees should have a demonstrable interest in interdisciplinary research. They are also expected to conduct independent research of high quality and submit grant proposals.
The above positions are on non-tenure track and initial appointment will be made on a fixed term contract of two to three-years. It is renewable once and subject to performance review, mutual agreement and availability of funding. Qualified candidate is encouraged to apply for regular academic positions at the Assistant Professor rank through open recruitment if and when such openings become available.
Application Procedure:
Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System () and send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, headlined the name of respective lab with PR number quoted to the Personnel Office (Email: ) direct. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at .
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.
Review of applications is on-going and will continue until the positions are filled.
Hong Kong Baptist University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer

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