Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics

Hong Kong
14 Nov 2022
14 Feb 2023

Global Search for Talent at City University of Hong Kong

Applications and nominations are invited for faculty positions of:

Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics [Ref. A/460/03]

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in innovation, creativity and research. The University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating knowledge to support social and economic advancement.  

The Department of Physics aspires to become the leading physics department in the Asia-Pacific region. Presently, research activities within the department are broadly organized into five theme areas: Theory and Computational Physics; Spectroscopy and Imaging; Quantum Materials; Soft Matter and Biophysics; Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) Physics.  For more information about the department, please visit

With its global scholar recruitment campaign, the University aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines. The Department of Physics has also launched its own strategic hiring campaign seeking outstanding candidates with expertise in the following research fields:

Theory and computational physics

  • High-energy physics/astrophysics/cosmology;
  • Statistical mechanics/complex systems/non-linear physics;
  • Machine learning/first-principles calculations/large-scale simulations.

Experimental physics

  • Quantum materials’ synthesis, particularly with expertise in single crystal growth.

Exceptional candidates outside these priority areas are also encouraged to apply. Successful candidates are expected to have an earned PhD in physics or closely related areas, evidence of the ability to build and lead an independent programme of research, and a strong commitment to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. 

Applications and nominations will be reviewed all year round until the positions are filled.  

Please visit the following for more information and application for the position and how to apply

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

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