Employment Opportunities


Department of History

Senior Research Assistant / Research Assistant (PR101/17-18)

The appointee(s) is expected to assist the Project Investigator's (PI) in the project of art historical and archaeological study. Job duties include, but are not limited to, analysing the mechanical properties of silk fibers; 3D scanning of artifacts; conducting experiments of silk fiber preservation and/or tea making; taking photographic, video, and 3D modelling records; developing biochemical or chemical materials to protect ancient silk textiles; and other duties as assigned by PI. Travels may be required.

Applicants should possess a related Bachelor's degree or a higher degree (Master and PhD degree holders are also welcome) in one of the following areas: art history, history, molecular biology, or biochemistry, preferably with some experience in both laboratory work and art historical research. They should be able to demonstrate their biochemical knowledge and possess experience of 3D scanning.

Initial appointment will normally be made on a fixed-term contract of one to two years commencing November 2017 or as soon as possible. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and fill in the application form which is obtainable (a) by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms; or (b) by fax at 3411-7799; or (c) in person from the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon. The completed application form should be sent to the same address by post or by e-mail to recruit@hkbu.edu.hk. Please quote PR number on all correspondence. Applicants not invited for interview 8 weeks after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 30 September 2017

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