Job Vacancies

Recruitment of Chair Professor / Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / PhD student / Research Assistant (RA)

The Department invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at Assistant Professor and higher ranks, under the University's Talent100 recruitment drive. The Department has focus areas in (a) Advanced Materials & Energy and (b) Biophysics & Complex Systems, and welcomes candidates in other areas as well. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged by the Faculty of Science and fostered under the University-wide initiatives in the fields of Health & Drug Discovery and Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence in X. New resources will include state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment.

Being part of a rapidly evolving research and educational landscape in the region, the Department builds on new infrastructural and internationalization efforts by the University, on its first-rate research achievements (evidenced by extensive international collaborations, by reviews such as RAE, by start-up companies and by prestigious awards), and on its successful teaching (for BSc in Physics and Green Energy, for MSc in Green Technology (Energy), for MPhil and PhD programmes, as well as for Physics Olympiads).

Chair Professor / Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR288/17-18)

The candidates should have a PhD degree in Physics or relevant disciplines, a proven track record of collaborative research and a strong commitment to teaching. The appointees are expected to conduct world-class research and to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

These are tenure-track positions with initial appointment to be made on fixed-term contract of three years. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Tenure is expected to be attained within six years.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (  Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works, statements of research interest including relationship with existing research in the Department, statement of teaching interest and recent teaching evaluation results.  Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: direct. Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

PhD student / Research Assistant (RA)

The appointee is expected to conduct research work on the fabrication and characterization of helical nanomaterials and simulation of their unique chiroptical activity.

Applicants should have a relevant Master/PhD Degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Optics, Material Science, Engineering, or Chemistry with preferably work experience in nanomaterial fabrication and characterization, optical characterization, data capture and data analysis, and/or optical simulation. Strong background in nanoscience and technology are essential for the successful implementation of the project. He/She is expected to work in an interdisciplinary and inter-institute environment.

For the application of RA position, the appointee will initially be offered a fixed-term contract of one year and is expected to commence duty ASAP. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send CV to Dr. Zhifeng Huang ( ).