Tenure-Track Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Assistant Professor (several posts)

first_imgHKUMed is now seeking exceptional candidates in the followingdisciplines to join its ranks:Anaesthesiology/ Clinical Oncology/ Community Medicine / DiagnosticRadiology/ Emergency Medicine/ Family Medicine and Primary Care/Medicine/ Microbiology/ Obstetrics and Gynaecology/ Ophthalmology/Orthopaedics and Traumatology/ Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine/Pathology/ Psychiatry/ SurgeryApplications are invited for appointments as Tenure-TrackClinical Associate Professor/Clinical Assistant Professor (severalposts) within the LKS Faculty of Medicine (Ref.: 502971), tocommence as soon as possible, on a four-year fixed-term basis, withthe possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before theexpiry of a second four-year fixed-term contract. Exceptionallyoutstanding candidate may be considered for appointment on tenureterms.Applicants should possess a medical qualification registrable withthe Medical Council of Hong Kong, with the attainment of the statusas Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine or equivalent. Theyshould display strong clinical acumen and skills in the relevantspecialty, with demonstrated experience in teaching medicalstudents, interns and trainees. Proven capacity to initiate andcontribute to basic, clinical and/or translational research isessential. It is also advantageous to have a higher academicqualification (e.g. MD, MS, PhD).Appointees shall be mapped to the relevant departments with astrategic role to play in growing the clinical services. They shallalso focus on the education of medical students, postgraduateteaching and supervision, as well as academic research. They may beassigned to discharge duties at hospital(s) and clinic(s)affiliated with HKU Health System.Those with less qualifications and experiences may be consideredfor appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor. There will beopportunities for academic growth, career development andmentorship, with protected time for educational and clinicalresearch activities, depending on the appointees’ interests andaccomplishments. Applicants who have responded to the previousadvertisement (Ref.: 501783) need not re-apply.Information about respective Departments and Schools can beobtained at https://www.med.hku.hk/en/Schools-and-Departments.A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications andexperience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medicalbenefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% ofgross income. The appointments will attract a contract-end gratuityand University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme,totalling up to 15% of basic salary. A start-up package that iscommensurate with the needs and experience of the appointee will beprovided. A monthly cash allowance will be offered to thesuccessful candidates. Housing benefits will also be provided asapplicable.The University only accepts online application for the above posts.Applicants should apply online with (a) an executive summarydescribing their most outstanding accomplishments andqualifications; (b) an up-to-date C.V. highlighting their bestpublications in recent years; and (c) a 1-page description of theirfuture research and career plan.Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continueuntil July 3, 2021 , or until the posts are filled,whichever is earlier.Advertised: Jan 4, 2021 (HK Time)Applications close: Jul 3, 2021 (HK Time)last_img read more

How To: Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

first_imgDear Mountain Mama,I’ve hit a plateau with paddling. I’m comfortable on the handful of Class III runs I know well, but I feel nervous even thinking about paddling a river for the first time. How do I break out of my comfort zone to the next level of paddling?Thanks,Eddy FlowerDear Eddy Flower,Sometimes the security and safety of the familiar feels good. But if we always do what we already know, we limit our potential. To confront the barriers we sometimes unknowingly impose on ourselves, purposefully put yourself in uncomfortable situations every day.This past weekend I went hang gliding for the first time. As much as part of me wanted to feel the sensation of flying, there was another part that felt scared about taking the leap of faith flying requires. I pushed past that uncomfortable feeling. The moment I felt my feet lift off the ground I felt completely free, untethered from even the weight of my own body. For a few seconds, I glided in the air, making subtle adjustments with my body to control the glider. Flying left me feeling giddy at the possibilities just outside my daily routine.For you, dear Eddy Flower, I suggest breaking out of your paddling routine. Start on the rivers you know well. At every opportunity to play, get out and surf that wave. Heck, try to rock splat or stern squirt. It doesn’t matter if you flip over every time. The point is to start feeling more confident when you’re not in complete control or the unexpected happen.Take new lines down the rapids you know. Or take the lead if you tend to follow other paddlers. The nomadic Aboriginals who have made a home in Australia’s Outback for tens of thousands of years believe that every person must assume a position of responsibility at some point. They believe that in order to know the earth and one’s relationship to the world around them, they must at some point get out in front. Taking a leadership role on the water might help you, Eddy Flower, get to know the river more intimately and gain trust in your paddling skills.Takings these small leaps of faith might feel scary at first. But after a while you will become used to putting yourself out of your comfort zone. And along the way, you’ll discover what you’re capable of paddling. In no time, Eddy Flower, you’ll be eager to paddle new rivers.Happy Paddling!Mountain Mamalast_img read more