140 for 140: Great Minds for Grand Challenges
About the Campaign


HKUMed is embarking on a major recruitment drive to support our expanding research portfolio and clinical and teaching activities. In return, we offer abundant opportunities, strong funding support, connections to national and global networks, and an exciting academic culture grounded in innovation, rigorous enquiry and a compassionate commitment to improving human health.

To support our thriving agenda, we aim to recruit 140 professoriate staff by 2027, when we will celebrate our 140th anniversary. The “140 for 140” recruitment campaign seeks outstanding scholars across multiple disciplines and at all ranks. Four well-funded programmes open abundant opportunities to the right candidates.

HKU Global Professoriate Recruitment Campaign

Academic recruits at all ranks are being supported by the HKU Global Professoriate Recruitment Campaign.

For this, HKUMed seeks candidates in six emerging fields with potential for scientific and scholarly breakthroughs:

All ranks may apply, with the possibility of direct tenure to Associate/Full Professor.

Click here to access the campaign homepage.

Click here to apply.

HKUMed Innovation Hubs

Outstanding scholars are also sought to support the HKUMed Innovation Hubs, in which we are working with leading partner institutions from around the world to apply genomics, big data and advanced technologies to deepen our understanding of viruses and cancers and develop cutting-edge treatments.

HKUMed is the hub for five transdisciplinary R&D clusters and seeks expertise to support and drive our goals forward. The clusters include:

Click here to check current openings at each cluster.

Hong Kong Government's STEM Professorship Scheme

Hong Kong Government’s Global STEM Professorship Scheme is supporting local universities to recruit outstanding overseas research talents at mid-career for academic positions in Hong Kong.

The scheme was announced during the Chief Executive’s Policy Address in November 2020 undertaking generous funding support for 100 such posts across the SAR. 

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Regular Recruitment Drive

In addition to other initiatives, HKUMed is continuing with its regular, on-going exercises to recruit both up-and-coming and experienced clinical and research professoriate staff with outstanding records of achievement, to replace natural attrition, in:

Click here for all current openings at HKUMed.

HKUMed’s position as a world leader in research was demonstrated by our work on COVID-19, where our scholars provided some of the earliest key insights on the culprit virus and its spread, and were sought out by governments and organisations around the world for advice and guidance. We are also a leader in Hong Kong and the region on complex and groundbreaking clinical care.