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

With Bailouts Under Federal Scrutiny, Ohio Utilities ‘Look to Legislature’

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Ohio utilities are likely to urge an end to the state’s current competitive market for generation and take other actions in the wake of federal regulators’ decision this week to halt wholesale electric deals for affiliates’ less competitive plants.On Wednesday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced it would require commission scrutiny before American Electric Power and FirstEnergy could enter into deals with their generation affiliates to buy all the power from certain power plants that have been less competitive in the markets.“[T]his Commission has an independent role to ensure that wholesale sales of electric energy and capacity are just and reasonable and to protect against affiliate abuse,” FERC said in its orders.On Thursday, AEP spokesperson Melissa McHenry indicated that the company would now be undertaking a “strategic review” of the plants.The comments track remarks made earlier in the morning by AEP CEO Nick Akins.FirstEnergy CEO Chuck Jones has previously said he would end deregulation of Ohio’s competitive electricity market “in a heartbeat.”Industry competitors, consumer protection organizations and environmental groups have called the proposed deals “bailouts,” because they would require all ratepayers to guarantee sales and a profit for certain power plants, regardless of whom customers choose as their electricity supplier.With ‘bailouts’ under federal scrutiny, Ohio utilities look to legislature With Bailouts Under Federal Scrutiny, Ohio Utilities ‘Look to Legislature’last_img read more

Ed Walsh Trial: Defense Witness Counters Prosecution’s Theory

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County Conservative Party Chairman Ed Walsh’s attorneys called a witness to testify Tuesday at his fraud trial at Central Islip federal court to counter the prosecution’s theory of how they said they can prove Walsh skipped work at the county jail.Joseph Kennedy, a senior manager at Va.-based Cherry Biometrics, told the jury that cell phones can connect with towers up to 21 miles from the caller’s location and don’t necessarily use the closest tower, although prosecutors had showed several instances in which Walsh’s cell phone used towers closest to where evidence showed he was on a certain day. The defense called Kennedy to the stand to counter the testimony of cell tower engineer Eduardo Orellana, an expert witness who used cell site data—phone billing information and Verizon records of Walsh’s calls—to create maps showing where Walsh was on specific dates when prosecutors said he was supposed to be at work.“He’s asserting that the phone’s going to the nearest tower, and that’s not true, it’s the clearest tower,” said Kennedy, who read transcripts of Orellana’s testimony, on direct examination by defense attorney Leonard Lato. But on cross-examination, prosecutors pointed out that Orellana had testified that cell phones link with towers with the clearest signal, not necessarily the nearest tower—and on Long Island, towers are about four miles apart, so phones need not search 21 miles, their maximum search capability, to find a tower with a  clear signal.Federal prosecutors have alleged that Walsh effectively stole more than $200,000 in salary for hours he was actually golfing in the Hamptons, gambling at Foxwoods Casino and politicking between 2011 and 2014. Attorneys for Walsh, who had retired shortly before the trial began so he could get his pension, have argued that Walsh was free to come and go as he pleased and make up the hours later.Kennedy also testified that which tower cell phones link with depends upon multiple factors besides distance, such as signal interference. But, on cross-examination, Kennedy conceded that he has less than a year of experience analyzing cell phone data.The defense also called several correction officers to the stand to recall their seeing Walsh at work and how they were able to reach him on his cell phone after hours during emergencies. The defense rested their case Tuesday, and Judge Arthur Spatt scheduled closing arguments for Thursday, after which the jury will begin deliberating.last_img read more