[MARMAM] Job Announcement: Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor In Aquatic Mammal Ecology and Conservation
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THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
in collaboration with
OCEAN PARK CONSERVATION FOUNDATION HONG KONG
Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest
international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been
at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. Of a
number of recent indicators of the University's performance, one is its
ranking at 18 among the top 200 universities in the world by the UK's Times
Higher Education Supplement. The University has a comprehensive range of
study programmes and research disciplines, with 20,000 undergraduate and
postgraduate students from 50 countries, and a complement of 1,200 academic
members of staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.
Building on Hong Kong's international status and its mission to serve China,
the University offers an intellectually-stimulating and culturally-rich
academic environment, with attractive remuneration packages.
Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
In Aquatic Mammal Ecology and Conservation
Applications are invited for appointment as Associate Professor/Assistant
Professor in The Swire Institute of Marine Science, Faculty of Science from
July 1, 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed term
contract, with consideration for tenure after satisfactory completion of a
second three-year contract.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree with a strong background and
publication record in the field of aquatic mammal ecology and conservation.
The appointee is expected to develop a vigorous and independent research
program and have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate
teaching. A track-record of publications in international journals is
essential. Research start-up funds will be available.
The appointee will be based at The Swire Institute of Marine Science,
information about which can be found at http://www.hku.hk/swims/index.htm.
He/She will also act as a Research Advisor to Ocean Park Conservation
Foundation Hong Kong and contribute to their research, conservation and
education programmes. Details about Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong
Kong can be found at http://www.opcf.org.hk/eng/index.asp
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
will be offered. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and
University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15%
of basic salary, as well as leave, and medical/dental benefits. Housing
benefits will be provided as applicable.
For enquiries of the existing research activities and the specific job
requirements, please write to Dr Gray A. Williams, Honorary Director
(e-mail: hrsbwga at hkucc.hku.hk). Further particulars and application forms
(272/302 amended) can be obtained at https://www.hku.hk/apptunit/; or from
the Appointments Unit (Senior), Human Resource Section, Registry, The
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (fax (852) 2540 6735 or 2559 2058;
e-mail: senrappt at hkucc.hku.hk) Closes August 20, 2008. Candidates who are
not contacted within 4 months of the closing date may consider their
The University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a
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