Faculty Position in Internet of Things (IoT) Thrust, Information Hub

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

Job Title:         Founding Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Department:     Internet of Things (IoT) Thrust, Information Hub, HKUST (GZ)

Job ID: 6479

 

In the rapidly changing environment of the 21st century, there is an increasing need to forge bridges across disciplines to address emerging challenges and problems. Through its commitment to academic excellence, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has developed world-class strengths in many subjects over its short 30-year history.  With a strong track record of cultivating high end talents and nurturing future leaders for academia and industry, HKUST is well positioned to craft an innovative approach to cross-disciplinary education and research in its Guangzhou campus, HKUST(GZ), and meet the needs of an ever-evolving world.

 

HKUST is a leading international university ranked 1st by Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020 and 27th by QS World University Rankings 2021. The Guangzhou campus synergizes with and maintains the same academic standard as the Clear Water Bay campus.  Internet of Things (IoT) Thrust is an academic department in the Guangzhou campus and adopts an inter-disciplinary pedagogy to prepare students with integrated knowledge to pursue new innovations and to explore the new research frontiers in forming IoT-enabled future smart cities and digital society.

 

IoT Thrust has multiple tenured/tenure-track positions at the ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor.  IoT Thrust is interested in candidates who can create a multi-disciplinary IoT curriculum and pursue high impact research in a science, technology and engineering oriented academic environment.  Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree and work in one or more of the following IoT-related areas: IoT infrastructure and devices (sensing devices, processors, integrated circuits, and embedded systems), IoT systems and communications (wireless communications and networking, middleware, and cloud/edge computing), IoT intelligence and automation (data analytics, machine learning, and algorithm design), IoT applications (smart grid, smart home, smart city, smart transportation and autonomous driving, and smart healthcare), IoT security and privacy-enhancing technologies.  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.

 

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 Mainland China appointments to be offered by the HKUST Mainland entity in accordance with the local employment laws and regulations.  Appointments to Professor and some Associate Professor will be made on substantive basis while initial appointments to other faculty ranks will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to three years.

 

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 contact the Thrust at iott@ust.hk, or the Acting Head, Prof. Danny Tsang at eetsang@ust.hk.

 

(Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes only.)

 

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.

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