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The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university ranked among the best and the most international in the world.

We invite outstanding young talents from around the world to join us as Assistant Professor or Associate Professor under the University’s new flagship Early Career Professorship Scheme named after the Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK.

Applicants should:

  1. be an early career academic or researcher, including clinician-scientists, with a PhD or equivalent degree from a reputable institution;
  2. demonstrate strong potential for independent and innovative research; and
  3. have some relevant teaching experience.

Candidates interested in the following four interdisciplinary research areas are especially encouraged to apply, although applications in other research fields are also welcome.

  • China: Tradition and Modernity
  • Information and Automation Technology
  • Innovative Biomedicine
  • Environment and Sustainability

The CUHK Strategic Plan 2021-2025, “CUHK 2025: Excellence with Purpose and Responsibility”, is available at the University Homepage.


Successful candidates will be offered:

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Named tenure-track appointment as “Vice-Chancellor Assistant Professor” or “Vice-Chancellor Associate Professor”
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Basic salary of not less than HK$1 million per annum plus one-off start-up fund of up to HK$2 million
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Benefits such as relocation support, housing allowance, leave, medical benefits and retirement benefits
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Teaching load reduction for the first two years and abundant opportunities for interdisciplinary or cross-Faculty collaboration
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Excellent research support and infrastructure
CUHK Strategic Plan 2021–2025
CUHK Achievements 2021
Soar with CUHK
CUHK Strategic Plan 2021–2025
CUHK Achievements 2021
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