Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Big Data Analytics. University of Hong Kong

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Big Data Analytics (Ref: 201601515)

Applicants are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Big Data Analytics in the Faculty of Social Sciences (as tenure home) and Faculty of Engineering, to commence from July 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.


Professor Terry Lum at tlum@hku.hk.

Information of the Faculty of Social Sciences can be obtained at. http://www.socsc.hku.hk/.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to 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, totaling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

For more information about the position, please contact Professor Terry Lum at tlum@hku.hk. Information of the Faculty of Social Sciences can be obtained at. http://www.socsc.hku.hk/.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field, with a strong record of teaching and research in the society, health and mental health using big data analytics.

Preference will be given to those with expertise in advanced statistical modelling and in data sets developed locally (e.g. health or long-term care administrative data), regionally (e.g. China health and mental health) and globally from the UK, Europe or North America.

The appointee will be responsible for teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and is expected to be active in research understanding the relationship between the society and health to improve public health outcomes. He/She will contribute to research and teaching in big data analytics in both Faculties.

To submit your application, please click on the “Go to application page” button. Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V.

About nesus

Jesus Carretero is a Full Professor of Computer Architecture and Technology at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), where he is responsible for that knowledge area since 2000. He is also Director of the Master in Administration and Management of Computer Systems, which he founded in 2004. He also serves and has served as a Technology Advisor and in applied projects with several companies such as RENFE, EADS, INDRA, SIEMENS or ISOLUX, developing research and innovation projects. He is a project reviewer for Spanish research ministry and also European Union. His research activity is centered on high-performance computing systems, distributed systems and real-time systems. He has participated and leaded several national and international research projects in these areas, founded by Madrid Regional Government, Spanish Education Ministry and the European union. He was teaching in Facultad de Informática of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) since 1989 until 1997. In 1997 and 1998 he was a visiting scholar at the NorthWestern University of Chicago (Ill, USA), where he was researching with Prof. Alok Choudhary. He works currently at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where he has been teaching since 2000. Carretero is a senior member of the IEEE Computer Society and member of the ACM.