Faculty Position, Division of Emerging Interdisciplinary Areas

Department: Division of Emerging Interdisciplinary Areas

Job ID: 6770

Job Posting Details

The Division of Emerging Interdisciplinary Areas (EMIA) is a new academic unit established under the Interdisciplinary Programs Office on 1 July 2021.  EMIA envisions to foster the agile development of new education programs; contribute to identifying emerging cutting edge and niche topics, such as Artificial Intelligence, Digital Media and Creative Arts; and coordinate interdisciplinary education and research initiatives within and outside HKUST for agile development of emerging areas. The new Division will serve as a cross-disciplinary platform facilitating scholars from different departments, campuses, and universities to incubate and drive research agenda for new and emerging interdisciplinary areas.

We are seeking applicants for faculty positions at all ranks who have proven experience in research and teaching of any interdisciplinary areas. Successful applicants will be expected to participate in or lead collaborative teams and research on emerging interdisciplinary topics, nurture undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interdisciplinary approach, and drive various interdisciplinary initiatives of the Division.

Applicants should have a PhD degree by the time of employment. The candidates should have proven teaching and advising experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, a strong research and publication record consistent with the candidate’s academic rank, evidence of securing research funding, and a demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary teams.

Depending on the candidate’s areas of expertise, a joint appointment between the Division of Emerging Interdisciplinary Areas and a relevant academic Department/Division may be possible.

More information about the Division is available at https://emia.hkust.edu.hk/. Applicants with questions may write to ttfhsearch@ust.hk.

Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include medical/dental benefits and annual leave. Housing will also be provided where applicable. 

Application Procedure

Application including (i) full curriculum vitae; (ii) separate statements of research interests and teaching philosophy; (iii) a letter of interest summarizing your qualifications, areas of expertise and career goals; (iv) contact information of three qualified referees and (v) five representative research papers (optional), should be submitted via the HKUST Recruitment System (https://facrecruit.hkust.edu.hk/).  Applicants should first sign up to create a personal account.  In the “Application Information” section, please select “Division of Emerging Interdisciplinary Areas” on “HKUST Hong Kong Campus” for submission of application.  Applications are accepted at any time and considered on a rolling basis.

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