Physics: Astrophysics, Physics: Cosmology, Physics: High Energy
The Department of Physics invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in experimental and theoretical physics, with specialty in the areas of High Energy Theory and Cosmology, Particle Physics Experiment, and Observational Cosmology.
Appointments at the rank of Associate Professor or above will be considered for candidates with an exceptional record of research excellence and academic leadership. The current faculty at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in particle physics and cosmology group include Professor Andy Cohen, Professor George Smoot, Professor Henry Tye, Professor Tao Liu, Professor Yi Wang and Professor Kirill Prokofiev. The department is growing its effort in particle physics and cosmology group by hiring five new faculty in theory and experiment. Further information about the Department can be found at http://physics.ust.hk.
Applicants must possess a PhD degree in physics or a related field. The successful candidates should have a strong track record of research. In addition to pursuing a vibrant research program, the candidates are expected to engage in effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Starting salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including medical and dental benefits, annual leave and housing benefits will be provided where applicable. Initial appointment will normally be on a three-year contract. A contract-end gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.
Applicants should submit their applications along with CV, cover letter, complete publication list, research statement, teaching statement, and three reference letters.
Separate applications should be submitted online for each position below:
Screening of applications begins immediately, and will continue until the positions are filled.
Internal Number: PHYS1017
About The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a dynamic, young research university with a diverse international faculty and student body in relentless pursuit of excellence. Situated on the hillside overlooking scenic Clear Water Bay at the eastern edge of Hong Kong and southeastern coast of China, HKUST has rapidly established itself as a leading institution on the academic world map in the short time since it was founded in 1991.
The mission of the Department is captured by the triangle of teaching, research, and innovation.
“By pursing research at the frontier of knowledge and innovation at the cutting edge of technology, the ultimate goal of the physics faculty is to preserve and nurture a sense of wonder about the natural world, and to impart it to the students as a driving motivation for learning.”
The Department of Physics offers rigorous and competitive undergraduate and postgraduate programs in physics. Currently, we have about 200 undergraduate students and 150 postgraduate students. Eight gold and five silver medalists of IPhO (International Physics Olympiad) from Hong Kong, Mainland China, India, Vietnam and Cambodia had joined our department ...during 2011-2016.
The Department has 35 full-time faculty members (19 experimentalists and 16 theoristis) with significant expertise in the areas of Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics, Biophysics, Computational Physics, Condensed Matter (CM) Physics, Particle Theory and Cosmology (PTC), Soft Condensed Matter Physics, Statistical Physics, etc. Among our faculty members, 10 of them are Fellows of American Physics Society and one of them is Nobel laureate, Professor George F Smoot, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2006.
The Department of Physics has a large collection of the state-of-the-art research equipment for laser physics, photonics, new thin-film materials, surface/interface studies, solid state properties, polymers and liquid crystals, nanostructured layers and clusters, and nonlinear dynamics. A number of central service facilities and interdisciplinary research institutes provide support for the Department's research programs. Particularly relevant are the Materials Characterisation and Preparation Facility (MCPF) and the Nanosystem Fabrication Facility. Our faculty works on focused topic and interdisciplinary research through several research institutes and centers.
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