Research Assistant Professor in Hydrogeology

University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
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Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in Hydrogeology in the Department of Earth Sciences (Ref.: 494135), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree by research in Hydrogeology or related disciplines, preferably with post-doctoral research experience.  They should have exceptional research strength, an excellent publication record, and the ability to conduct independent research.  They should be self-motivated with strong computing and communication skills.  Research experience in groundwater and surface water interaction, coastal aquifers, alpine hydrogeology, or hydrogeochemistry would be a definite asset.  The appointee will conduct regional or local numerical modeling related to complex subsurface flow and chemical transport processes; perform laboratory experiments and field hydrogeological investigations; author peer-reviewed papers in refereed international journals; work as a member of the existing multidisciplinary team; and write grant proposals and develop his/her own research program.  While teaching is not the main duties of this position, the appointee may teach or co-teach a module in postgraduate or undergraduate programmes.  Information about the Department of Earth Sciences and the existing hydrogeology research can be found at

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

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start on March 20, 2019 and continue until May 20, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.