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201014 Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, HKUST (Guangzhou)

Job Description

Job Title: Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor 

Institution: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)

Job Posting Details

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 knowledges to assist in the economic and social development of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and beyond. For more information about the Society Hub, please visit: 

The Society Hub now invites applications or nominations for multiple faculty openings at all levels of Professor, Associate Professor and 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, and Smart City, Transportation and Communication Networks, and Urban Planning and Policy. In addition, we have pressing needs for talents 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.  

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 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; (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 November 16, 2020 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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