Research Assistant Professor in Computer Science (2 vacancies) (PR0166/19-20)

The Department presently offers BSc, MSc, MPhil, and PhD programmes, and is now seeking outstanding applicants for the following positions.

Research Assistant Professor in Computer Science (2 vacancies) (PR0166/19-20)  

The positions are created and funded as part of the strategic research development initiatives in the Department. The appointees will be provided with a conducive research environment, and will work within an established group of faculty in the Department. They are also expected to perform group-based high-impact research and to undertake some teaching duties.

Applicants should possess a PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or a related field, and sufficiently demonstrate abilities to conduct high-quality research in one of the Department's key research areas: (i) Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; (ii) Big Data and Data Management; (iii) Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition; and (iv) Distributed Systems and Networking. These key research areas have a special thematic focus on (a) Health Informatics and (b) Security and Privacy-aware Computing related applications.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of two to three years. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.

For enquiry, please contact Prof. Jianliang Xu, Head of Department (email: )  More information about the Department can be found on its website at

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System ( with samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works. Those should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Human Resources Office (Email: direct. Those who are 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 be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. 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 post advertised, and appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: Review of applications is on-going until the positions are filled.

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