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February 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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Faculty Positions (Climate Change)

JOE ID Number: 2015-01_111452954
Date Posted: 04/10/2015
Date Inactive: 07/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Faculty Positions (Climate Change)
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: HONG KONG
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:

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. In response to the growing economic and social need to ensure global sustainable development, we are seeking renowned scholars, academics, leaders or potential leaders to enforce our faculty strength in the core cross-disciplinary area of Sustainability.

There are a number of joint faculty positions immediately available in research areas related to climate change impact and adaptation, and regional climate change modeling. Applications are now invited for substantiation-track faculty positions at all levels of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor. Applicants should have a PhD in related field with demonstrated abilities in both cutting-edge research and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Preference will be given to those with expertise in the research areas of (a) Urban and regional planning, and (b) Climate change modeling. Since sustainability development is a highly interdisciplinary research field, it is expected that successful candidates will be jointly appointed by more than one academic Department/Division.

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 Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 07/31/2015
Application Instructions:
Application Procedure
Interested candidates are invited to send (i) full curriculum vitae; (ii) a statement of current research interest; (iii) a teaching portfolio with student evaluations, if available; and (iv) three letters of recommendation to the attention of the Chair of the University Search Committee for Sustainability, by email to Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

For further information about the University, please refer to:

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