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Founding Faculty

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Guangzhou, Guangdong
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Job Title: Founding Faculty
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Thrust, Information Hub, HKUST (GZ)
Job ID: 5213

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) invites applications for founding faculty positions at all levels at Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor rank in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Thrust for its new campus in Guangzhou (GZ).  Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to pursue high-impact research in AI and its applications.  We specifically look for candidates interested in applied AI research who are able to collaborate closely with domain experts in the target application areas to develop transformative technologies using AI.  The initial focus areas include, but are not limited to, AI in design, AI in finance, AI in manufacturing, AI in medicine, AI in security and privacy, and AI in smart living.  We welcome senior candidates to apply, especially those who can help with the strategic development of the AI trust area for the new Guangzhou campus.  Candidates for all ranks must have a PhD degree in related disciplines.

About HKUST Guangzhou Campus [https://gz.ust.hk/]
HKUST(GZ) offers a unique educational environment with four transdisciplinary hubs and 16 thrust areas.  HKUST(GZ) offers superb research facilities, attracting top international faculty and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges.  English is the medium of instruction and administration at HKUST (GZ).

HKUST(GZ) is situated in Nansha District, Guangzhou, which is right in the center of the Greater Bay Area, one of the most vibrant and dynamic regions in the world, neighboring Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Macao.  It is about 30 minutes away from Hong Kong by high-speed train.  The new campus is under construction and is planned to open in 2022.  Successful candidates may start working on the Clear Water Bay campus in Hong Kong before the new campus is completed.

About the Information Hub
The HKUST(GZ) Information Hub focuses on addressing global challenges arising from human interactions with information and technology in an era of digital transformation.  The Hub is mainly comprised of four thrust areas: Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Analytics, Computational Media and Arts, and Internet of Things.  In each of these areas, we are committed to providing a world-class education and conducting cutting-edge research with practical applications, with the purpose of not only advancing regional development but also making a global impact.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service
Salary is highly competitive of international standard and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Generous research funds, ample laboratory space and excellent research equipment and support will be provided.

All posts are tenure-track Mainland China appointments to be offered by the HKUST Mainland entity in accordance with the local employment laws and regulations.  Appointment to Professor rank and some Associate Professor rank will be made on substantive basis while initial appointment to other tenure-track faculty ranks will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to three years commencing the earliest in July/August 2021.  

Application Procedure
Please submit the application via the HKUST/HKUST(GZ) Recruitment System (https://facrecruit.hkust.edu.hk/).  You should first sign up to create your personal account.  For more information, please visit the recruitment website (https://gz-faculty-recruitment.hkust.edu.hk/).

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 inquiries, please reach us at facultyhire@ust.hk.  For Hub/ Thrust specific questions, please address to gzrecruitinf@ust.hk with subject title of “Application to AI”.

(Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.  All application materials including publication samples and scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after the completion of the recruitment exercise.)

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Posted: 2021-02-10 Expires: 2021-04-11

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