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Lecturer /Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)(Society Hub)
Guangzhou, Guangdong (CN)
Salary is highly competitive of international standard and will be commensurate with qualifications.
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

Formally established in June 2022, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) (HKUST(GZ)) is a cooperatively-run university between the Chinese mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. HKUST(GZ) has obtained approval from the Ministry of Education (MoE) and become the first legally-independent educational institution co-established by the Mainland and Hong Kong since the announcement and implementation of the “Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area” and the “Overall Plan for Deepening Globally Oriented Comprehensive Co-operation amongst Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao in Nansha of Guangzhou”. With a spirit of pioneering innovation, HKUST(GZ) charts new territories in cross-disciplinary education and explores new frontiers in pedagogies, aiming to serve as a role model of the mainland-Hong Kong integrated educational development and become a world-famous high-level university, endeavoring to nurture future-oriented, high-level and innovative talents.

In response to the increasingly complex challenges faced by the rapidly changing world, HKUST(GZ) adopts a brand-new and cross-disciplinary academic structure featuring “Hub” and “Thrust” to substitute the conventional one characterized by “school” and “department”, facilitating cross-disciplinary integration while vigorously developing emerging and frontier disciplines. This is a groundbreaking move in the higher education community across the globe. HKUST(GZ) comprises four Hubs, namely Function Hub, Information Hub, Systems Hub, Society Hub and 16 thrusts.

About Society Hub

The HKUST(GZ) Society Hub (SOCH) aims to become a leading force in the knowledge economy of a digital society. We are committed to nurture socially-conscious talents with cutting-edge analytical skills and an open and growing mindset, ready to resolve socio-economic issues and contribute to the knowledge economy in a networked society and rapidly changing world. The Hub primarily comprises four Thrusts: Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change (CNCC), Financial Technology (FTEC), Innovation, Policy and Entrepreneurship (IPE), and Urban Governance and Design (UGOD). 

SOCH is inviting applications or nominations for

  • A course lecturer (Senior Lecturer / Lecturer I / Lecturer II) for Hub core course: SOCH 5000 Technological Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. 
  • Multiple faculty positions at all ranks (Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor) in the four thrusts under Society Hub. The Society Hub has a diverse faculty composition and promotes interdisciplinarity.

We welcome applicants with research focus in the following areas, including but not limited to:

Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change Thrust (CNCC)

  • Carbon Science and Technology
  • Climate Change and Governance
  • Sustainable Energy Transition
  • Eco-Civilization and Green Development

Financial Technology Thrust (FTEC)

  • Blockchain technologies, smart contracts, and digital currencies
  • Robo-advising, quantitative investing, and risk management
  • Machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics in finance
  • Technological innovations for financial services
  • Regulatory issues and challenges in FinTech
  • Digital economy and financial inclusion

Innovation, Policy and Entrepreneurship Thrust (IPE)

  • Innovation and Public Policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Policy and Sustainability
  • Energy and Resource Management
  • Green Finance
  • Complex System and Big Data for Public Policy
  • Technology and Risk Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Urban Governance and Design Thrust (UGOD)

  • GIScience/urban computing and urban planning/ neuroscience
  • Psychology, and cognitive science areas
  • Eco-Civilization and Green Development

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.

English is the medium of instruction and administration at HKUST (GZ). 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.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

Salary is highly competitive of international standard and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  • Appointment to teaching-track faculty (TTF) will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to 3 years with a term review after 3 years of service, and is renewable subject to performance, mutual agreement and funding availability.
  • Appointment at Professor rank will be on substantive basis. Appointment at Associate Professor may be with or without substantiation. Initial appointment for Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (without substantiation) will normally be on a three-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement. Generous research funds and support will be provided.

Application Procedure

Please submit the application via the HKUST(GZ) Recruitment System ( You should first sign up to create your personal account. For more information on HKUST(GZ), you may visit the recruitment website (

Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled.  We thank applicants for their interest. Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application. 

For questions regarding the recruitment system or general inquiry, please reach us at For Hub and Thrusts’ specific questions, please address to Hub’s individual email, e.g. with subject title of “Application to SOCH/CNCC/FTEC/IPE/UGOD”.

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