Chair Professor/Professor - Pathobiology

City University of Hong Kong - School of Veterinary Medicine

Worldwide Search for Talent
City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. The School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM), launched in spring 2014 in collaboration with the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, is envisioned as a regional centre of excellence in animal health education, discovery and clinical care. The School is committed to striving for excellence in research and teaching, with particular interest in emerging zoonotic diseases, animal welfare, aquatic production, public health and food safety. A six-year Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) programme will commence in the academic year 2017-18.

The University is currently accelerating its recruitment of highly motivated and qualified staff that will contribute to the development of the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Applications and nominations are now invited for:

Chair Professor/Professor (Pathobiology)
School of Veterinary Medicine [Ref. E/200/09]

The appointee is expected to develop and provide leadership for a team who will conduct research and teaching in the field of Pathobiology/Infectious Diseases; build a strong presence with a vision to further Emerging Infectious Diseases research and veterinary education in the region; contribute to the implementation of the veterinary undergraduate curriculum; teach and manage undergraduate and postgraduate courses; develop and maintain robust research programmes; and carry out administrative work and other duties to facilitate the development of the SVM.

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 evidence of research success, including the ability to obtain research funding. Candidates should possess a proven record of distinguished scholarly accomplishment including significant external funding support, strong leadership capabilities, and active participation in graduate and undergraduate education. Preference will be given to candidates with background in the field of Pathobiology/Infectious Diseases.

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
Further 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 : / Fax : 2788 1154 or 3442 0311].

To apply, please submit an online application at, and include a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and research and/or teaching statement(s). Nominations can be sent directly to the Human Resources Office. Applications and nominations will receive full consideration until the position is filled and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 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 55th, and 4th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2016); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (Shanghai Jiao Tong University survey 2016); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2015).

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