Chair Professor / Professor of Practice / Professor / Associate Professor

Smart Society Lab

Chair Professor/Professor of Practice/Professor/Associate Professor (5 posts) (PR0408/19-20)


Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), ranked 281 globally in the QS World University Rankings (QSWUR2023) and top 62 in THE Asia University Rankings (2021), has defined six interdisciplinary research laboratories to enable academics from different backgrounds to work together on common sets of problems and to contribute to the positioning of this dynamic and globally oriented University as a research-led liberal arts institution of worldwide significance.  

Details of the six interdisciplinary research labs can be found on the HKBU Research website at: https://research.hkbu.edu.hk/organisational-structure/interdisciplinary-research-labs

One of the six new Labs, the Smart Society Lab, is the first Smart Society hub in Asia. Our Hong Kong modality affords intimate access to the Greater Bay Area and southern China, while benefitting from our long-standing connections with corporate, public, academic, and philanthropic partners near and far. The Lab aims to serve as a think tank for smart society innovation across the region by leveraging comparative advantage through its hub and spoke academic ecosystem.

Details of the posts

To build this world leading interdisciplinary research Lab, we are recruiting five first-class computational social scientists in a broad range application domain of social science including but not limited to:

  1. Urban Development
  2. Population Health and Wellbeing
  3. Governance in Smart Society
  4. Future Education
  5. Social Resilience

Colleagues recruited will have access to seed money and appropriate research facilities/support, as well as a generous array of competitive research funding from Hong Kong’s Research Grants Council, the Innovation and Technology Commission, and other external sources.

Interested candidates should have relevant expertise, a proven research record, and the readiness to contribute to an interdisciplinary research team. They should be talented, motivated and committed to the Lab to make it a sustainable research hub.

The above positions are on tenure-track with initial appointment on three-year fixed-term contracts. Re-appointments thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding. Tenured appointments, if applicable, are expected to be attained within six years. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Prospective applicants who wish to discuss the positions are welcome to contact the Co-chair of the Search Committee: Prof. Yi-Ke GUO, Vice-President (Research and Development) at vprd@hkbu.edu.hk or Prof. Qiming ZHOU, Associate Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences at qiming@hkbu.edu.hk.

Search Committee members include:

Prof. Shu Kong SO (Physics)
Prof. Sandy LI (Education Studies)
Prof. Qiming ZHOU (Geography)
Dr. William CHEUNG (Computer Science)
Prof. Donggen WANG (Geography)
Prof. Pong Chi YUEN (Computer Science)
Prof. Alistar Mark COLE (Government and International Studies)

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) and send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works, statements of teaching and research interest and recent teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, headlined “Smart Society Lab” with PR number quoted to the Human Resources Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://hro.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Review of applications is ongoing until the positions are filled.

Hong Kong Baptist University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer

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