Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor (Innovation, Policy and Entrepreneurship Thrust Area of Society Hub)
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Kowloon, Hong Kong

In support of the development of trans-disciplinary research and education at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology University Guangzhou Campus, HKUST (GZ) , we recruit faculty members covering broad areas of innovation studies, public policy and entrepreneurship.

Specifically, we are seeking for candidates with background in the following areas :

  • Innovation and public policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Policy and sustainability
  • Energy and resource management
  • Green finance
  • Complex system and big data for public policy
  • Technology, society and risk management
  • As the faculty members of the Innovation, Policy and Entrepreneurship Thrust Area at the Society Hub , the appointees are expected to demonstrate strong potential for effective teaching as well as playing a key role in developing both theoretical and applied thematic area research.

    Assistant Professor candidates must receive their PhD degree by August 2020.

    English is the medium of instruction and administration at HKUST (GZ), but Chinese proficiency will be an advantage. HKUST (GZ) is committed to diversity in recruitment and equal opportunity employment.

    We strongly encourage suitable candidates of diverse backgrounds to submit their applications.

    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 / Nominations should be sent to gzrecruitSOC together with (i) full CV; (ii) a statement of research, teaching, and service, if any;
  • iii) three most representative samples of research, all in PDF formats; (iv) records of teaching performance, if any. Junior and mid-career applicants should arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent.

    Review of applications will commence in mid-March 2020 and will continue until the positions are filled.


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