City University of Hong Kong (CITYU): Department of Physics

Tat Chee Avenue
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 3442-9140


About City University of Hong Kong (CITYU): Department of Physics

CITYU profile imageCityU is a young, fast-growing, research university. The Department of Physics was founded in 2017, building on the outstanding tradition of the former Department of Physics and Materials Science. The last Research Assessment Exercise conducted by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, ranked CityU’s physics second in Hong Kong. 

Why work for us
The department is undergoing major expansion. Our existing faculties conduct world-class research, and our teaching curriculum is internationally benchmarked. Hong Kong, Asia’s gateway to the world, provides excellent graduate student support, attracting top students from China, south-east Asia, and elsewhere in the world. As a truly international city, Hong Kong offers a unique lifestyle where East meets West, tradition meets contemporary, and mountains meet the ocean. Our compensation package is internationally competitive and commensurate with experience.

Training and development
Being a new department, incoming faculties will have a major role to play in shaping the future of the programme.  Generous support is provided to new researchers, allowing them to quickly set up research groups. International collaboration is strongly encouraged, with funding support available at all levels: national, university, college and department. The Greater Bay Area initiative, which aims to transform the Pearl River region encompassing Hong Kong, Macau and nearby cities in Guangdong, to an international centre of innovation, offers outstanding opportunities for new researchers to excel.

What we are looking for
We are looking for candidates with a strong research record and promising teaching ability, with the goal to establish a world-class research programme. Applications are sought in the broad research themes outlined below. Experimental physicists are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants of all experience levels are welcome. An initial appointment will normally be made on a fixed-term contract; the appointee can apply for substantiation or tenure during the second contract.  Exceptional candidates can be appointed at higher ranks with tenure. Applicants in underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Hong Kong

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Positions recently recruited for
Theoretical and computational physics; spectroscopy and imaging; low-dimensional systems; soft matter and biophysics; atomic, molecular and optical physics

Desired degree disciplines/class
A PhD in physics or a related field. Experimental physicists are particularly welcome to apply

How to apply
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Closing date
All year round

Tel +852 3442-9140

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