Visiting Professor/Visiting Associate Professor/Visiting Assistant Professor
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has positioned itself as an international university which emphasizes on both teaching and research.

Over the years, HKUST has been making strides progressively in education, research, knowledge transfer, and community services.

Leveraging on the academic leadership in higher education and impending development of China’s innovation-driven Greater Bay Area (GBA), HKUST welcomes the opportunity to establish a new campus in Guangzhou (GZ), Mainland China.

The Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China officially approved the preparatory status of HKUST (GZ) in September 2019.

Preparatory work on areas such as academic planning, institutional structure, and campus development for HKUST (GZ) is underway.

Located in Qingsheng, Nansha in Guangzhou, HKUST (GZ) covers 1.13 square kilometers. The first phase of construction of the GZ campus is expected to be completed in 2022.

At steady state, the number of undergraduate and postgraduate students will reach a total of 10,000.

The intended areas of focus in the GZ Campus will be thematic and cross-disciplinary in nature, synergistic with HKUST without overlapping academic degrees or structures.

4 Academic Hubs with 16 Thrust Areas are being planned :

Function Hub

1. Advanced Materials

2. Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

3. Microelectronics

4. Sustainable Energy and Environment

Information Hub

5. Artificial Intelligence

6. Data Science and Analytics

7. Computational Media and Arts

6. Internet of Things

Systems Hub

9. Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering

10. Intelligent Transportation

11. Robotics and Autonomous Systems

12. Smart Manufacturing

Society Hub

13. Financial Technology

14. Innovation, Policy and Entrepreneurship

15. MBA

16. Urban Governance and Design

The University now invites applications for Visiting Professor, Visiting Associate Professor and Visiting Assistant Professor for the above-mentioned Thrust Areas from the 2020 / 2021 academic year onwards.

Joint appointments across Hubs may be offered if deemed suitable.

The appointees will teach courses in one or more of the four Hubs at Guangzhou Campus, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Some other academic, research and administrative duties may be required. The appointees are expected to station and work in the Mainland.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD degree and should have proven ability to teach effectively in English. (Duration : 6 months to 2 years, renewable subject to mutual agreement)

The appointees will be offered a contract by HKUST (GZ), a Mainland entity, in accordance with the Mainland labor laws and regulations.

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and housing benefits where applicable will be provided.

Application Procedure

In support of a green environment, we accept applications by email only. Applications should be sent to the following respective email address according to the area of focus interested :

Function Hub gzrecruitFUN

Information Hub gzrecruitINF

Systems Hub gzrecruitSYS

Society Hub gzrecruitSOC

  • Applications / Nominations should include (i) full CV; (ii) a statement of research, teaching, and service; (iii) up to five most representative publications all in PDF formats;
  • iv) record of teaching performance, if any; and (v) the names and contact information of three referees. It is optional for the applicants to include two to three reference letters in their applications.

    Review of applications will be continued until all positions are filled. We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.


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