Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Internet of Things Thrust, HKUST(GZ)

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About University

Formally established in June 2022, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)(HKUST(GZ)) is a cooperatively-run higher education institution 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”.  HKUST(GZ) is located at No.1 Duxue Road, Qingsheng Hub Cluster, Nansha District, Guangzhou. The campus covers an area of about 1,669 mu (111.3 hectares) and is divided into two construction phases. The first phase covers an area of about 716 mu (47.7 hectares) with a floorage of about 636,000 square meters (63.6 hectares), which has been officially put into use in September 2022.

The intended areas of focus in the GZ Campus will be thematic and cross-disciplinary in nature, synergistic with HKUST without overlapping academic degrees or structures. HKUST(GZ) comprises four Hubs, namely Function Hub, Information Hub, Systems Hub, Society Hub and offers 15 postgraduate degrees.  At steady state, the number of undergraduate and postgraduate students will reach a total of 10,000.

For more information on HKUST(GZ), you may visit the university website (hkust-gz.edu.cn). 

About IoT Thrust

The Internet of Things (IoT) Thrust is an academic department in the Information Hub of HKUST(GZ). It adopts an interdisciplinary pedagogy to prepare students with integrated knowledge to pursue new innovations and to explore new research frontiers in forming IoT-enabled future smart cities and the digital society. You can find the list of our existing faculty at https://iott.hkust-gz.edu.cn/faculty.

We have multiple tenure-track or tenured positions at the ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor. We are interested in candidates who can create a multi-disciplinary IoT curriculum and pursue high impact research in a science, technology and engineering-oriented environment.

Expected Qualifications & Requirements

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree and work in one or more areas related to the Thrust as follows,

  • Sensors; embedded systems; IoT devices
  • Artificial intelligence; data science; machine learning; optimization
  • Wireless communications; computer networking; distributed computation and systems
  • Security and privacy-enhancing technologies
  • Metaverse technologies; human-computer interaction
  • IoT applications

As a highly internationalized campus, English is the medium of instruction at HKUST(GZ) - candidates should therefore have a good command of written and spoken English.

  • Applicants for tenure-track Assistant Professor should demonstrate strong research and teaching potentials.
  • Applicants for Associate Professor should have a proven record in research, teaching, student supervision, and funding.
  • Applicants for Professor should have world-class academic achievements, international academic leadership, and an established track record in teaching, student supervision and funding.

Compensation and Benefits: 

  • Salary comparable to US and Hong Kong institutions 
  • Tax rebate opportunities in the Greater Bay Area 
  • Generous start-up fund (up to several million RMB)
  • Funding and talent opportunities at various levels
  • On-campus housing available
  • Interdisciplinary and international community 
  • Convenient location (35 mins by train from HK)

Terms of Contract 

Appointments to Professor and some Associate Professor will be made on substantive (tenured) basis. Assistant Professor appointments will be made on an initial fixed-term contract of three years with the option for renewal.

How to apply:

Please submit the application via the HKUST(GZ) Recruitment System (https://facrecruit.hkust-gz.edu.cn/). You should first sign up to create your personal account.

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 facultyhire@hkust-gz.edu.cn. For Thrust specific questions, please address to the Thrust Head at eetsang@ust.hk or the Thrust email at iott@hkust-gz.edu.cn with subject title of “Faculty Application to IoT”.

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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Internet of Things Thrust, HKUST(GZ)
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