Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Computational Neuroscience

University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong


Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Computational Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology (Ref.: 502807)


Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Computational Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology, to commence on July 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.  Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience.  Exceptionally outstanding candidates at the Professor/Associate Professor level may be considered for appointment on tenure terms.


The Department of Psychology was founded in 1968 and was the first department of psychology in Hong Kong.  The Department is represented by 20 faculty members with different areas of expertise, including clinical psychology/neuropsychology, cognitive psychology/neuroscience, educational and developmental psychology, as well as social/health psychology.  Our faculty members engage in a broad range of research across the discipline, from basic human neuroscience to educational policy, as these different areas of research inform and complement each other. This unique research environment enables the integration of different disciplinary areas into cohesive and empirically sound research programmes that are translated into measurable societal impact.  Further information about the Department can be obtained at


Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in computational neuroscience or related fields, and a strong record of research.  For appointment at Associate Professor or Professor, candidates should also demonstrate a proven track record of external grants and leadership.


The appointee should have interests in computational modelling of neuroscientific and psychological functioning in order to capitalise on current research trends in brain science.  The appointee is expected to maintain an active research programme, and be responsible for teaching courses and supervising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as contributing to the administration of academic programmes.


A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  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.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.


The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site ( and upload (1) an up-to-date C.V., (2) a research statement and (3) a teaching statement, and (4) state the contact information of three referees on the online application form. At least one of the referees should be able to comment on your research/teaching ability and your contribution to research/teaching in your department, while the remaining two should have knowledge of your recent academic or employment experience.  Enquiries about the post can be sent to the Chair of Selection Committee (  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until January 15, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


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