Chair Professor/Professor (Equine Medicine/Surgery)

City University of Hong Kong - School of Veterinary Medicine

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.

The School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) was launched in spring 2014 in collaboration with the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. The SVM is the first in Hong Kong and is envisioned as a centre of excellence in animal health education, discovery and clinical care in China and the Asia-Pacific region. 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 (Equine Medicine/Surgery) [Ref. E/230/09]

Duties:
Provide academic leadership and innovative direction for the School's equine teaching programme and related facilities for teaching and research, contribute to the implementation of the veterinary undergraduate curriculum, teach and manage undergraduate and postgraduate courses, develop new research directions and maintain robust research programmes, and carry out administrative work and other duties to facilitate the development of the School.

Requirements:
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); a proven record of distinguished scholarly accomplishment (including significant external funding support), strong leadership capabilities, and active participation in undergraduate and postgraduate education. Preference will be given to candidates with background in the field of Equine Medicine or Surgery.

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 http://www.cityu.edu.hk.

To apply, please submit an online application at http://jobs.cityu.edu.hk, 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.

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