Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Particle Physics and Cosmology

Department of Physics

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Particle Physics and Cosmology

The Department of Physics invites applications for several tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in experimental and theoretical physics. The target areas of the search are Theoretical High Energy Physics and Cosmology, Experimental Particle Physics and Observational Cosmology. Applicants must possess a PhD degree in physics or a related field. The successful candidates should have a strong track record of research (the ones with an interdisciplinary background are especially encouraged to apply). Appointments at the rank of Associate Professor or above will be considered for candidates with an exceptional record of research excellence and academic leadership. In addition to pursuing a vibrant research program, appointees are expected to engage in effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The current faculty in the particle physics and cosmology group at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology include Professor Andrew Cohen, Professor Tao Liu, Professor Kam-Biu Luk, Professor Kirill Prokofiev, Professor George Smoot, Professor Henry Tye, andProfessor Yi Wang. The department is expanding its effort in this area by hiring additional new faculty in theory and experiment. Further information about the Department can be found at http://physics.ust.hk.

Starting salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including medical and dental benefits, annual leave and housing benefits will be provided where applicable. The initial appointment prior to tenure will normally be on three-year contract terms. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of a contract.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit their applications along with CV, cover letter, complete publication list, research statement, teaching statement, and three reference letters. 

Separate applications should be submitted online for each position below:

High Energy Theory and Cosmology (PHYS1017H):


Particle Physics Experiment (PHYS1017P):


Observational Cosmology (PHYS1017C):


Screening of applications begins immediately, and will continue until the positions are filled.