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 Internet of Things (IoT) Thrust for its new campus in Guangzhou (GZ).

The IoT thrust area adopts an inter-disciplinary pedagogy to prepare students with integrated knowledge to pursue new innovations and to explore the new research frontiers in forming IoT-enabled future smart cities and digital society.

IoT is a multi-disciplinary area about the convergence of various fundamental enabling technologies. HKUST (GZ) is interested in candidates who can create a multi-disciplinary IoT curriculum and pursue high impact research in a science, technology and engineering oriented academic environment.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree and work in one or more of the following IoT-related areas : IoT infrastructure and devices (sensing devices, processors, integrated circuits, and embedded systems), IoT systems and communications (wireless communications and networking, middleware, and cloud / edge computing), IoT intelligence and automation (data analytics, machine learning, and algorithm design), IoT applications (smart grid, smart home, smart city, smart transportation and autonomous driving, and smart healthcare), IoT security and privacy-enhancing technologies.

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.

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 Information Hub focuses on addressing global challenges arising from human interactions with information and technology in today's era of digital transformation.

The Hub primarily comprises of four thrust areas : Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Analytics, Internet of Things, and Digital Media and Arts.

In each of these areas, we are committed to providing a world-class education and conducting cutting-edge research with practical applications that not only advancing regional development but also making a global impact.

We will achieve this mission through cross-disciplinary research and education in collaboration with other thrust areas from this and other hubs and related programs in our Clearwater Bay campus.

We welcome students from diverse backgrounds, ranging from computer science, statistics, and engineering to business, design, and the arts.

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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