The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (the University) is a world-class research university with over 600 faculty members whose research ranges from science to engineering, business, humanities and social sciences.
It is ranked No. 1 in Asia by QS World University ranking in 2011-2013. Located in the Clear Water Bay area of Hong Kong the city that ranks among the most international and dynamic cities the University’s campus has a magnificent ocean view and is widely known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world.
The University has set up the Department of Ocean Science under the School of Science in February 2018. The new department will primarily focus on marine ecology (existing strength), oceanography, and ocean technology covering coastal region to deep-sea.
The Department is seeking applications for tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor) in chemical oceanography, marine biotechnology, marine ecosystem dynamics, ocean sensor and sensing technology as well as ocean data science.
Applicants should have a PhD degree in any of the above fields, preferably with at least 2 years of post-doctoral experience.
Successful candidates should have strong research track records. They are expected to establish an independent research program and contribute to the missions in undergraduate and postgraduate education of the newly established Department of Ocean Science.
The medium of instruction is English.
HKUST offers internationally competitive starting salary, which will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits, and housing benefits (where applicable) will be provided.
The University is committed to increasing the faculty diversity and has a range of family-friendly policies in place. Initial appointment for Assistant Professor / Associate Professor will normally be on a three-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement.
A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.
Application materials including a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, research accomplishment and proposal (maximum 3 pages), three representative publications and teaching statement (maximum 1 page) should be sent to the Chair of Search and Appointments Committee (ocessearch ust.
hk). Applicants should also arrange at least 3 letters from referees sent directly to the Chair of Search and Appointments Committee to complete their application.
The recruitment process will continue until all positions are filled.
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