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Job advertisement Tenure-track faculty position in geophysics

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Tenure-track faculty position in geophysics

Tenure-track faculty position in geophysics

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Earth System Science Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Earth System Science Programme ( aims to study the dynamics of the Earth as an interrelated system that includes the atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere and hydrosphere, as well as anthropogenic impacts. The programme features geophysics as one of its concentrations. The Faculty of Science ( is one of the eight Faculties at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and presently has more than 170 teaching and research faculty members and 3,000 students, offering 14 undergraduate programmes and 20 postgraduate programmes. All faculty members are committed to excellence in teaching, research and service.

Shatin, Hong Kong


Full time



Preferred education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

16 February 2021

Job description

A tenure-track faculty position in geophysics based on the “Madam Ng Yin Ying Early Career Professorship Scheme” is available starting August 2021 in the Earth System Science Programme in the Faculty of Science at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Outstanding candidates with research and teaching interests in all areas of geophysics are invited to apply. We particularly encourage applicants who integrate geophysical methods in biogeosciences, energy, environment science, hydrology, geodynamics, geomechanics, and urban studies.

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree and preferably postdoctoral experience related to geophysics; and (ii) a track record in or potential for teaching and research excellence. The appointee will contribute to teaching and advising undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as developing a vigorous, externally funded research programme. Teaching is conducted in English in essentially all the courses in the Faculty of Science.

All applicants will be considered regardless of national origin, race and gender. The appointee will be appointed as “Ng Yin Ying Assistant (or Associate) Professor of Geophysics” based on qualifications and experiences. Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for three years commencing August 2021, which, subject to performance review, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation (tenure) later.

Review of applications will begin in March 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

For any inquiries, please contact Search Committee – Earth System Science Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong (email:; fax: +852 3942 0970).

How to apply

Applicants should submit the application materials via the online application system ( including (1) a cover letter, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a research plan, (4) a teaching statement, and (5) contact information of three professional referees.