Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), ranked 262 in the QS world rankings and in the world top 75 in THE’s World Impact survey (2020), has defined six conceptual 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 young and dynamic University as a research-led liberal arts institution of global significance.
Details of the six interdisciplinary research labs can be found on the HKBU Research .
One of the six new Labs, the System Health Lab, unites HKBU’s research strength in the basic disciplines such as mathematics, physics, and biology, together with the applied disciplines like medicine, geography, social sciences and communications, to explore the behavioral and wellbeing functioning mechanisms of complex systems including life, environment, human society and internet-based modern media.
This cross-disciplinary research is the first of its kind in China, with great impact on communities. Not only will the lab fully spur the University’s development of academic and research excellence in the basic disciplines, but it will also ensure HKBU achieves an unparalleled position in the field of complex systems locally and nationally.
To build this world leading interdisciplinary research Lab, we are recruiting six first-class scholars to push the research envelope with world-class research achievement in the areas of public / population health, social wellbeing, system medicine, etc.
The Systems Health Lab is particularly interested in talents in the following areas :
Colleagues recruited will have access to seed money and appropriate research facilities / support, as well as a generous array of competitive research funding from Hong Kong’s Research Grants Council, the Innovation and Technology Commission, and other external sources.
The Ideal Candidate
Interested candidates should have relevant expertise, a proven research record, and the readiness to contribute to an interdisciplinary research team.
They should be talented, motivated and committed to the Lab to make it a sustainable research hub.
The above positions are on tenure-track with initial appointment on three-year fixed-term contracts. Re-appointments thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.
Tenured appointments, if applicable, are expected to be attained within six years. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
How to Apply
HKBU will be supported in this appointment process by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. Applicants are invited to submit their applications which should include the following :
You may apply, or download further information about the role, via this page.
Initial enquiries and requests for information may be directed in confidence to Kieran Pollentine by email via this page.
Review of applications is on-going and will continue until the positions are filled.
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