The University of Hong Kong, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: HKU-HKUAP [#24257, 524587]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics (Two posts – Optimization/ Probability), HKU
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Central District, Hong Kong, Hong Kong [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2024/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/01/29)
Position Description:    

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Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics (Ref.: 524587), to commence as soon as possible on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. Direct tenure may be offered to outstanding Associate Professor candidate.

The Department of Mathematics provides a solid general undergraduate education in mathematics, offers supervision in graduate study for students with a strong interest in and a capacity for mathematics, and engages in teaching and research aiming at a high international standing.  Information about the Faculty and the Department can be obtained at and respectively.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics.  The Department is offering two positions, one in Optimization, and the other in Probability.  The appointees will take part in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, supervision of postgraduate students, and academic research.  They are also expected to perform administrative duties at the Departmental and Faculty level.  Enquiries about the post should be sent to the Head of Department of Mathematics at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  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. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.  A start-up package that is commensurate with the needs and experience of the appointee will be provided.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter, together with an up-to-date C.V., which should include hyperlinks to any relevant google scholar profiles and ORCID, a detailed publication list with journal impact factor and citations indicated for each publication, a teaching statement and a research statement outlining current and future research plans and interests, and contact information of at least three referees.  It is important to note that 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. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until March 31, 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and
is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
Department of Mathematics HKU
Room 408, Run Run Shaw Building
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam, Hong Kong