The new College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences at City University of Hong Kong in collaboration with Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is assembling an outstanding group of international academics to undertake teaching and research within the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health.
This academic unit is rapidly developing as an international research-orientated centre to support veterinary training and research in Hong Kong and the region.
The Department is well positioned to provide a strong link between the preclinical veterinary sciences and applied (clinical) veterinary medicine.
In another dimension it focuses on One Health, an area spanning the health of animals, humans and the environment. The Department plays a key role in teaching students in the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine programme and also in the MSc in Aquatic Production and Veterinary Health, amongst other related activities, such as enabling postgraduate research opportunities.
Departmental staff members undertake teaching, research and diagnostic service across their areas of specialty.
Applications and nominations are now invited for the above posts :
The appointees are expected to contribute to the further development and implementation of the professional veterinary curriculum in the field of Pathobiology / Infectious Diseases, including but not limited to immunology, veterinary microbiology, virology, parasitology and pathology, and build a strong presence in the new College with a vision to further Emerging Infectious Diseases or Food Safety research and veterinary education in the region.
and contribute to administrative work and other duties to facilitate the development of the Department and the College as a whole.
Ability and willingness to help support veterinary diagnostic services and to work with clinicians would be an advantage.
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or an equivalent veterinary degree, preferably registrable in Hong Kong, with evidence of further postgraduate education in the form of Diplomate status in a recognized specialty board and / or an advanced degree.
A PhD in a relevant discipline (veterinary medicine, animal science, biology) or equivalent is highly preferred. Applicants must have demonstrable international reputation in their area of research expertise, including the ability to obtain research funding, commensurate with their proposed level of employment.
Candidates for the post of Professor should possess a proven record of distinguished scholarly accomplishment including significant external funding support, strong leadership capabilities, and active participation in undergraduate and postgraduate education.
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.