Jobs: HKUST (Guangzhou) Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Urban Governance and Design

Job Title: Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
Institution: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)


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. 4 Academic Hubs (equivalent to school) with 16 Thrust Areas (equivalent to department) are being planned.


As one of the four transdisciplinary hubs at GZ campus, the Society Hub, aims to conduct cutting-edging research and disseminate knowledges to assist in the economic and social development of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and beyond. The Society Hub now invites applications or nominations for faculty openings at all levels of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the Thrust Area Urban Governance and Design. We welcome applicants who employ quantitative methods to conduct transdisciplinary research on social and economic issues (e.g., education/human capital, health and aging, inequality/poverty, population and migration, transportation and communication networks, smart city, etc.).


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. Successful candidates will contribute to a post-graduate training program focusing on urban research and policy.


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.


English is the medium of instruction and administration at HKUST (GZ) campus. HKUST (GZ) is committed to diversity in recruitment and equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage suitable candidates of diverse backgrounds to submit their applications.


Application Procedure
Applications/Nominations should be sent to gzrecruit soc @ust.hk toget h er with (i) full CV; (ii) a statement of research, t eaching, and service , if any ; (i i i ) three most representative samples of research, all in PDF formats; (iv ) record s of teaching performance, if any . Junior and m id career applicants should arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent.

Deadline: Review of applications will commence on March 2nd 2020 and will continue until the positions are filled.


HKUST (GZ) Campus under Construction

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