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Assistant Professor in Data Science and Analytics / Engineering and Computational Mathematics (two posts) (Ref. 230510008)

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

With 85 years of rich heritage, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has evolved alongside our society and made pivotal contributions to the development of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world.  PolyU pursues world-class excellence in education and research, and it offers a wide range of programmes in six faculties and three independent schools. Besides ranking among the top 100 universities globally by both THE and QS World University Rankings, PolyU was placed among the top 50 universities in four disciplines in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, with three of them ranking 1st in Hong Kong.

DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Assistant Professor in Data Science and Analytics / Engineering and Computational Mathematics (two posts) (Ref. 230510008)

The Department of Applied Mathematics (AMA) is part of the Faculty of Science.  The Department offers Bachelor of Science Scheme in Data Science, and makes a significant contribution to most of other academic programmes of the University by providing service teaching.  It also offers master programmes in Applied Mathematics for Science and Technology with specialisms in Decision Science, Actuarial and Investment Science, Operational Research and Risk Analysis, and Data Science and Analytics.  Members of the Department have expertise in applied optimization and optimal control, engineering computation, operational research, management science and applied statistics, FinTech, data science and machine learning.  There are currently 54 academic staff and about 81 research personnel in the Department.  Please visit the website at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/ama for more information about the Department.

The Department has established a Joint Laboratory of Applied Mathematics with the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.  The appointees are expected to be actively involved in the activities of the Laboratory.

Duties

The appointees will be required to:

(a)        teach and contribute to curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;

(b)        supervise MPhil and PhD students;

(c)        engage in scholarly research, consultancy and other scholarly activities leading to publications in top-tier refereed journals and award of research grants;

(d)        undertake academic and departmental administrative duties; and

(e)        perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of the Department or his/her delegates.

Qualifications

Applicants should:

(a)        have a PhD in Mathematics / Statistics / Financial Mathematics / Operations Research / Computational Mathematics / Applied Mathematics or a closely related field, with experience in Data Science and Analytics;

(b)        have expertise in applied statistics, operation research and mathematics;

(c)        have an established track record in research and scholarship, including refereed publications and external grant applications;

(d)        have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; and

(e)        be highly proficient in written and spoken English.

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/docdrive/careers/doc/Prof.pdf.

Application

Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website (https://jobs.polyu.edu.hk/academic).  Consideration of applications will commence on 30 May 2023 until the positions are filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/pics_for_recruitment/.

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.

About CAIMS

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society, which dates from 1979, has a growing presence in industrial, mathematical, scientific and technological circles within and outside of Canada.

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