The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Faculty Positions (Autonomous Systems and Robotics)

Founded in 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world renowned international research university in Asia’s most vibrant city. The University comprises more than 500 faculty members whose research ranges from science to engineering, business, humanities and social sciences. It promotes interdisciplinary studies, dedicated to educating all-rounded students to acquire a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking with a global outlook. HKUST has been ranked among the top universities in Asia by /QS Asian University Rankings/. It ranks 16th in the latest /Global Employability University Survey/ reported by the New York Times, and remains No. 1 in Greater China area. English is the medium of teaching, research and administration.

With the approaching of its 25th anniversary, the University will conduct a clustered hiring campaign aimed at advancing the University’s academic strengths in selected cross-disciplinary areas that are strategically important to HKUST’s future development. We are seeking renowned scholars, academics, leaders or potential leaders in the core cross-disciplinary area of Autonomous Systems and Robotics.

Applications/nominations are invited for a number of substantiation-track faculty positions at all levels of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the above area. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in two or more departments.

Successful candidates are expected to work closely with our newly founded HKUST Robotics Institute to (i) conduct fundamental and cutting-edge research in the area of autonomous systems, robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), manufacturing automation, and medical robotics; (ii) provide a world class educational platform for autonomous engineering; (iii) transfer knowledge related to autonomous systems to the community, industry and government; and (iv) create an entrepreneurial environment for students and faculty.

Applicants/nominees for the positions should have a PhD degree, demonstrated leadership abilities, extensive teaching and research experience as well as an ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, industry and the Government.

Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits. Housing benefits will also be provided where applicable. Appointment for Professor will be on substantive basis. Initial appointment for Assistant Professor/Associate Professor will normally be on a three-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

Application Procedure

Applications/nominations, together with full curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees, recent publications, and research papers should be sent to the Search Committee to [email protected]. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

For further information about the University, please refer to the HKUST Website.

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