Job Vacancies

Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics/Materials Science


Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics/Materials Science in the Department of Physics, to commence as soon as possible.  The post will initially be made on a three-year renewable term. Appointment with tenure will be considered during the second three-year contract.  Candidates holding Ph.D. degrees in Physics and with strong commitments to high-quality research and excellence in teaching are encouraged to apply.

The Faculty of Science is one of the larger faculties with 123 academic staff in five departments (Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics and Actuarial Science) and one school (Biological Sciences).  The Faculty provides a supportive and friendly environment and is embarking on a programme of recruitment to invest in areas of acknowledged strength and to invest in areas of internationally competitive activity.  More detailed information about the Faculty can be obtained at http://www.scifac.hku.hk/.

The Department of Physics is a research-intensive department with recognized strengths in: Astronomy/ Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, Quantum computing and information theory.  The Department, and HKU generally, are committed to gender equality and applications from suitably qualified women, who are currently under-represented at these levels, are strongly encouraged.  The Department will also be happy to consider applications from people with their own funding who wish to explore open-ended positions in the Department.  Further information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.physics.hku.hk.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered.  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, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as leave, and medical benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., a detailed publication list, a research plan and a statement on teaching philosophy to scphy@hku.hk. Please indicate clearly the reference number in the subject of the e-mail. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes July 31, 2017.  For pre-application enquiries, please write to the Head of Department (e-mail: physhead@hku.hk).

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.


Postdoctoral Position in Condensed-matter Physics or Materials Science
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Physics, to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Condensed-matter Physics or Materials Science. Those with experience in optical spectroscopic measurements and analysis of novel solid-state luminescent materials and phosphors would have an advantage. The appointee is expected to conduct research on the optical spectroscopic measurements and analysis of inorganic nanophosphors in the group of Professor S.J. Xu. Current research topics include photophysics of wide bandgap semiconductors and nanophosphors, especially phonon-assisted optical transitions and temperature effects etc. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.physics.hku.hk/.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Enquires can be sent to Professor S.J. Xu (e-mail: sjxu@hku.hk). Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V to sjxu@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/Closes September 30, 2017.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.


Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Physics, tenable from as soon as possible, on a two-year temporary basis, with the possibility of renewal. 

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in physics or equivalent. The appointee will be expected to conduct research in condensed matter theory. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.physics.hku.hk/.  

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment carries leave and medical/dental benefits. 

Applications with a C.V. should be sent to Ms. Eva Wong, Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong (e-mail: physdept@hku.hk).  Review of applications will continue until the post is filled. Candidates who are not contacted within 3 months of the date of their applications may consider their applications unsuccessful.


Senior Research Assistants / Research Assistants / Teaching Assistants / Demonstrators
 

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

The University of Hong Kong is a leading international comprehensive research university in the Asia-Pacific region, with more than 100 teaching departments and sub-divisions of studies and learning, and over 60 research institutes and centres. There is currently an enrolment of some 21,900 students (10,000 at postgraduate level). Research students are from more than 48 countries. The medium of instruction is English. The University is committed to the pursuit of international academic standards, and excellence in scholarship as well as research.

Department of Physics

The mission of the Department of Physics is to provide high quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to conduct top quality research in physics and related disciplines.

Applicants with strong research background in the following areas are encouraged to apply: positron physics, radiation physics, semiconductor physics, surface science, theoretical astrophysics, theoretical condensed matter, thin film physics, quantum computation.

Applications with a C.V. should be sent to Ms. Eva Wong, Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong (e-mail: physdept@hku.hk). Candidates who are not contacted within 3 months of the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.


Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available for students interested in pursuing a higher degree (M.Phil. or Ph.D.) in physics.
Research areas include:

  • astrophysics
  • condensed-matter theory
  • non-linear physics
  • quantum computation
  • experimental solid-state physics
  • superconductivity
  • surface physics
  • experimental thin-film physics


For further details, please contact : The Department of Physics at physdept@hku.hk.

Last updated on 05 May 2017