Department of Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong

Position ID: HKU-AP [#12350, 201800940]
Position Title: Tenure-track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Research Division of Mathematical and Statistical Science, Faculty of Science (3 posts)
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Central District, Hong Kong, Hong Kong [map]
Subject Areas: number theory (including representation theory, arithmetic/algebraic geometry), topological data analysis and related areas (including scientific computing), and actuarial science
Application Deadline: 2018/11/15 finished (2018/08/24, finished 2019/05/19)
Position Description:    

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The Research Division of Mathematical and Statistical Science covers Pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science. It has strengths in geometry, number theory, optimisation, stochastic analysis and biostatistics with key expertise in complex and algebraic geometry, Lie theory, automorphic form, combinatorial and continuous optimization, actuarial science, time series, survival analysis. We plan to recruit 3-5 new staff in the following areas:

(a) number theory (including representation theory, arithmetic/algebraic geometry)

(b) topological data analysis and related areas (including scientific computing)

(c) big data in environment, society and public health (joint with the Faculty of Business and Economics, please see*

(d) bioinformatics (joint with Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, please see*

(e) actuarial science (focusing on extreme theory, optimal insurance or applied probability)

* These posts have been advertised previously but remain open, see link for application.

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointments as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Research Division of Mathematical and Statistical Science in the Faculty of Science (for the 3 posts in (a), (b) and (e)), to commence on or before September 30, 2019. The posts will initially be made on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year appointment.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics or Statistical Science. They should have research interests that align with or are complementary to one of the identified areas of recruitment in the Research Division.

Annual salaries will be in the following ranges (subject to review from time to time at the entire discretion of the University):

Associate Professor : HK$864,480 – 1,373,880

Assistant Professor : HK$683,280 – 1,018,260

(approximately US$1 = HK$7.8)

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. 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 benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., which should include hyperlinks to google scholar profiles and ORCID, a detailed publication list since 2014 with journal impact factor and citations indicated for each publication, a research proposal and a teaching statement to: (for posts (a), (b) and (e))

Applicants will also be required to arrange 3 reference letters under confidential cover. At least one of the referees should be able to comment, amongst other things, on the applicant’s research ability and his/her contribution to teaching or research in his/her department, while the remaining two should have knowledge of his/her recent academic or employment experience. Referees should submit their reference letters to Application form (341/1111) can be downloaded at Enquiries about the various posts should be sent to Head, Department of Mathematics (e-mail:, or Head, Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science (e-mail:

Further particulars can be obtained at Closes November 15, 2018. Interviews are expected to be held from January 7 to 11, 2019.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency; and is committed to a Non-smoking Policy.

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Contact: Prof. Tuen Wai Ng, 852-2859 2250, 852-2559 2225 (fax)
Postal Mail:
Department of Mathematics
Room 408, Run Run Shaw Building
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam, Hong Kong
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