Research Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering University of Hong Kong Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong


Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years.  The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres.  There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.


Research Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering (Ref.: 201701790)


Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (RAP) in Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering, to commence as soon as possible before June 1, 2018, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with a possibility renewal for another two-year term.


Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering or a related subject.  They should have a background in research on advanced wastewater treatment with related energy and resource recovery and water reuse, and demonstrated expertise in sustainable urban water resources, solids-liquid separation, environmental materials or microbiology.  Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills in English and the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.  Relevant post-doctoral work experience in wastewater research and publication track record are required.


The appointee will participate in a Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) project and be involved in the work of the Centre for Water Technology and Policy.  He/She is expected to take up a leading role in the research and management of the TRS project and the operations of the Centre.  Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Professor X.Y. Li (e-mail:


A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered (starting at HK$713,580 p.a. or about US$91,485 p.a.).  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 annual leave and medical benefits.


Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V. to the Department at  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at  Further particulars can be obtained at  Closes February 28, 2018.


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


The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency; and is committed to a Non-smoking Policy

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