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Associate Professor(s) / Assistant Professor(s) ), Faculty of Social Science

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Faculty of Social Science

Associate Professor(s) / Assistant Professor(s)

(Ref: 240001FS)

The School of Governance and Policy Science (SGPS) will be established under the Faculty of Social Science with effect from 1 August 2024. The School will be dedicated to the science of governance and public policy, hosting the following academic programmes:

Undergraduate Programmes

BSSc in Data Science and Policy Studies

BSSc in Global Studies

BSSc in Government and Public Administration

Postgraduate Programmes

MPhil-PhD in Government and Public Administration

MSSc in Global Political Economy

MSSc in Government and Politics (Greater China)

MSSc in Public Policy

The School aspires to become an internationally respected innovator and educator in theory-informed and evidence-based public policy and government practices in local, national and global contexts. It strives to be one of the most trusted global thought leaders in governance and policy science. To achieve its goals, the School will encourage, incentivize and support interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary education and research in governance and policy science.

For details of the respective programmes, please visit

The Faculty is inviting applications for the post(s) of Associate Professor / Assistant Professor for the School. Applications are welcomed from both fresh PhD graduates and experienced academics who possess expertise in big data, artificial intelligence and smart cities.

Applicants should have

i. a PhD degree relevant to data science;

ii. knowledge of technologies including AI, Big Data, Blockchain, Cloud, Cybersecurity, IoT, and Smart Cities;

iii. demonstrated capability for high-quality teaching at undergraduate level; and

iv. strong commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship.

The appointee is expected to

a. teach courses in data science, including AI, Big Data Analytics, IoT and Smart Cities, and Financial Technology;

b. supervise students' research;

c. undertake scholarly research;

d. apply for competitive research grants;

e. organize and engage in activities related to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teaching and research; and

f. undertake academic administrative service.

Appointment(s) will normally be made on fixed-term contract basis for up to three years initially commencing August 2024, which may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later subject to mutual agreement. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.

Review of applications will commence from June 2024 on a rolling basis. Applications will be considered until the posts are filled.

Application Procedure

The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post above.  For more information and to apply online, please visit


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