Founding Faculty
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) invites applications for founding faculty positions at all levels at Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor rank in Data Science and Analytics (DSA) Thrust for its new campus in Guangzhou (GZ).

The Data Science and Analytics thrust area focuses on unifying statistics, machine learning, optimization, and their related techniques.

By analyzing and modeling data, the Hub aims to transform analytics into industrial and business insights for effective decision making.

The initial focus areas include, but not limit to, data-driven AI & machine learning, statistical learning and modeling, industrial and business analytics (operations-related data analytics, business intelligence and strategy, etc.

and sector-specific data analytics (healthcare, finance, insurance, marketing, manufacturing, transportation, etc.). Candidates for all ranks must have a PhD degree in related disciplines and should have demonstrated ability to pursue high impact research in the areas of data science and analytics.

About HKUST Guangzhou Campus https : / / /

HKUST(GZ) offers a unique educational environment with four transdisciplinary hubs and 16 thrust areas. HKUST(GZ) offers superb research facilities, attracting top international faculty and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges.

English is the medium of instruction and administration at HKUST (GZ).

HKUST(GZ) is situated in Nansha District, Guangzhou, which is right in the center of the Greater Bay Area, one of the most vibrant and dynamic regions in the world, neighboring Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Macao.

It is about 30 minutes away from Hong Kong by high-speed train. The new campus is under construction and is planned to open in 2022.

Successful candidates may start working on the Clear Water Bay campus in Hong Kong before the new campus is completed.

About the Information Hub

The HKUST(GZ) Information Hub focuses on addressing global challenges arising from human interactions with information and technology in an era of digital transformation.

The Hub is mainly comprised of four thrust areas : Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Analytics, Future Communication Networks, and Digital Media and Arts.

We have also established an Internet of Things (IoT) division focused on technology transfer and industrial projects. In each of these areas, we are committed to providing a world-class education and conducting cutting-edge research with practical applications, with the purpose of not only advancing regional development but also making a global impact.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

Salary is highly competitive of international standard and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous research funds, ample laboratory space and excellent research equipment and support will be provided.

All posts are tenure-track Mainland China appointments to be offered by the HKUST Mainland entity in accordance with the local employment laws and regulations.

Appointment to Professor rank and some Associate Professor rank will be made on substantive basis while initial appointment to other tenure-track faculty ranks will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to three years commencing the earliest in July / August 2020.

Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to performance, mutual agreement and funding availability.

Application Procedure

Applications should be sent to

  • together with (i) full CV; (ii) a statement of research, teaching, and service; (iii) up to five most representative publications in PDF formats;
  • iv) record of teaching performance (if any); and (v) names and contact information of three referees. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.


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