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

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world-renowned international research university. The Ministry of Education of People's Republic of China officially approved the preparatory status of HKUST (GZ) in September 2019.

The Guangzhou campus covers 1.13 square kilometers and the first phase of construction 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.

Four Academic Hubs (equivalent to schools) with 16 Thrust Areas (equivalent to departments) are now in place.

As one of the four cross-disciplinary hubs at GZ campus, the Society Hub aims to conduct cutting-edging research and disseminate knowledge to assist in the economic and social development of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and beyond.

English is the medium of instruction and administration at HKUST (GZ) campus. For more information about the Society Hub, please visit https : / / gz.

ust.hk / academics / four-hubs / society-hub.

The Society Hub now invites applications or nominations for multiple faculty openings at the ranks of Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in the Thrust Area Urban Governance and Design (UGOD).

We welcome applicants with research focus in the following areas : Education / Human Capital, Health and Aging, Human Geography, Inequality / Poverty, Population and Migration, Smart City, Transportation and Communication Networks, and Urban Planning and Policy.

In addition, we have pressing needs for talent in the field of GIS and spatial analysis and urban geography.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in relevant fields. Senior academics should have proven teaching commitment and performance, experience and readiness in cross disciplinary curriculum and program design, and demonstrated service to the academic community and / or the public.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

Salary is highly competitive of international standard and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Start-up research funds and excellent research equipment and support will be provided.

All posts are tenure-track appointments in Mainland China and 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. The initial appointments to Assistant Professor rank will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to three years, and re-appointments thereafter will be subject to performance, mutual agreement, and funding availability.

The University is committed to diversity in recruitment and equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage suitable candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Application Procedure

  • Applications / Nominations should be sent to gzrecruitsoc ust.hk with subject title of Application to UGOD 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;
  • and (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 on 16 November 2020 and will continue until the positions are filled.


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