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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Department of Applied Mathematics

Location: Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th May 2022
Expires: 4th July 2022
Job Ref: 22050513

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.6 billion. 

DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS 

Professor (Ref. 22050513) 

The Department offers Bachelor of Science Scheme in Data Science, and makes a significant contribution to most of other academic programmes of the University by providing service teaching.  It also offers master programmes.  Members of the Department have expertise in applied optimization and optimal control, engineering computation, operational research, management science, applied statistics, FinTech, data science and machine learning.  Please visit the website at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/ama for more information about the Department. 

The Department has established a Joint Laboratory of Applied Mathematics with the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.  The appointee is expected to be actively involved in the activities of the Laboratory. 

We are seeking to appoint a Professor in Applied Optimization and Operations Research / Data Science and Analytics 

Duties 

The appointee will be required to: 

  1. provide leadership in all aspects of academic activities, including teaching, research and services; 
  2. conduct research as the main duty and actively pursue external research grants; 
  3. provide quality teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level(s) and supervise student projects and theses; 
  4. contribute to the development of enhancement of teaching and learning, and departmental service; and 
  5. carry out academic and administrative duties as required. 

Qualifications 

Applicants should have: 

  1. a doctoral degree in Operations Research / Computational Mathematics / Applied Mathematics or a closely related field with experience in Data Science and Analytics; 
  2. demonstrated promise of a high level of creativity in research and an excellent portfolio of teaching in respective areas; 
  3. substantial experience in academic programme planning, management and curriculum development; 
  4. excellent records of publications in internationally recognized journals and successful bidding of external competitive research grants; and 
  5. extensive local and international connections in research and professional capacities. 

Remuneration and Conditions of Service 

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Professor level.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/docdrive/careers/doc/Prof.pdf.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application. 

Application 

Please send a completed application form by post, nominate three referees from different institutions/organisations by providing their names, addresses and relationship with the applicants, to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk.  Application forms can be downloaded from https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/guidelines_and_forms/forms.  If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Consideration of applications will commence on 26 May 2022 until the positions are filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/guidelines_and_forms/pics_for_recruitment

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.

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