Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Data Science and Analytics Thrust

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)

Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Data Science and Analytics Thrust, HKUST(GZ)



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”.


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.


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. At steady state, the number of undergraduate and postgraduate students will reach a total of 10,000.


About Data Science and Analytics (DSA) Thrust

The Data Science and Analytics (DSA) Thrust (, an academic department under Information Hub, HKUST(GZ), now invites applications for multiple tenure-track and tenured faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor). DSA Thrust advances data science and analytics by unifying statistics, machine learning, optimization, and their related techniques. It also expands the applications of data science and analytics to solve real world problems and to benefit society. DSA Thrust welcomes applicants with research focus in the following areas, including but not limited to: 

ž   Data-driven AI & Machine Learning

ž   Statistical Learning and Modeling

ž   Data Visualization and Infographics

ž   Industrial and Business Analytics (Operations-Related Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Strategy, etc.)

ž   AI-driven Data Analytics

ž   Sector-Specific Data Analytics (Healthcare, Finance, Insurance, Marketing, Manufacturing, Transportation, etc.)

ž   High-Performance Systems for Data Analytics

ž   Machine Learning Systems

ž   AI for Science


Qualification of Candidates

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

ž   Applicants for tenure-track Assistant Professor should demonstrate strong research and teaching potentials.

ž   Applicants for Associate Professor should have a proven record in research, teaching, student supervision, and funding.

ž   Applicants for Professor should have world-class academic achievements, international academic leadership, and an established track record in teaching, student supervision and funding.


As a highly internationalized campus, English is the medium of instruction and administration at HKUST(GZ). We offer a dynamic and collaborative academic environment within the culturally rich city of Guangzhou. Our faculty is highly diverse, joining us from world-leading institutes around the globe.


Remuneration and Conditions of Service

ž   Highly competitive salary aligned with international standards, commensurate with qualifications and experience

ž   Tax rebate in the Greater Bay Area once eligible

ž   Generous fringe benefits

ž   On campus housing available

ž   All substantiation track staff receive sizeable start-up fund (up to several million RMB)

ž   HKUST is ranked 34th out of the World’s Top 1300 Universities (QS 2022)

ž   Exclusive access to 2,000 sq. m brand new lab facilities with all the latest tools

ž   Many other funding opportunities in the Greater Bay area

ž   Great community of interdisciplinary, international staff & students

ž   Private health insurance for staff and eligible family members resides in Mainland China

ž   Family-friendly campus


All posts are tenure-track appointments in Mainland China and to be offered by the HKUST(GZ) in accordance with the local employment laws and regulations. Appointment to Professor rank and some Associate Professor rank will be made on substantive basis with tenure while initial appointment to other tenure-track faculty ranks will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to six years.


Application Procedure

Please submit the application via the HKUST/ HKUST(GZ) Recruitment System (  You should first sign up to create your personal account.  For more information, please 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 inquiries, please reach us at  For Thrust/position specific questions, please contact the Thrust at with subject title of “Application to Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor at DSA”. Information provided by applicants will only be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.


The university is committed to promoting diversity in recruitment and ensuring equal opportunity employment. We strongly encourage suitable candidates from diverse backgrounds to submit their applications.