Worldwide Search for Talent

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students' talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement.  The University has seven Colleges/Schools.  As part of its pursuit of excellence, the University aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including business, creative media, energy, engineering, environment, humanities, law, science, social sciences, veterinary sciences and other strategic growth areas.  

Applications and nominations are invited for :

Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Materials Science [Ref. A/198/49]

The Department of Physics and Materials Science was formed in 1993 as the first of its kind in Hong Kong.  The Department currently employs 31 faculty members, and has internationally recognized expertise in several areas of applied physics and materials science, including nanostructured materials, thin film and coatings, materials theory, and advanced characterizations.  Further information about the Department can be found at

Applications are sought in broad areas of applied physics, materials science, and materials engineering.  The appointment will normally be made at the Associate Professor or Assistant Professor level, while higher level appointments will also be considered depending on the qualifications of the candidates. 

Duties : Teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, conduct cutting edge research, and develop new research directions and courses.

Requirements : A PhD in Physics/Materials Science or related disciplines with a strong research record and promising teaching ability. 

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.

Information and Application
Information on the posts and the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : : (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311].  Further information can be obtained from the Head of Department of Physics and Materials Science [Email :].

To apply, please submit an online application at, and include a current curriculum vitae.  Nominations can be sent directly to the Human Resources Office.  Applications and nominations will receive full consideration until the positions are filled.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; and those shortlisted for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent directly by the referees to the Department, specifying the position applied for. The University's privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity.  Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

Worldwide recognition ranking 57th, and 4th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2015); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (Shanghai Jiao Tong University survey 2015); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2015).

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