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February 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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School of Business and Management
Department of Economics
Head and Professor of Economics

JOE ID Number: 2019-01_111462598
Date Posted: 04/23/2019
Date Inactive: 07/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Head and Professor of Economics
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: HONG KONG
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
All Fields
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Head and Professor of Economics

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School is seeking a senior academic for the post of Head and Professor of Economics at the rank of Full Professor.

Founded in 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a world renowned English-language 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. In more than two decades, HKUST has rapidly risen in the global academic arena. It has been ranked No. 1 in the world in the 2018 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings. It has been ranked No. 16 in the Global Employability University Survey in 2018, and No.1 in Greater China. The University provides a supportive research and teaching environment, attractive research funding, strong teaching support staff and leading- edge facilities.

The HKUST Business School has risen to international prominence in a relatively short period of time, achieving widespread global recognition and a variety of prestigious academic rankings. Our strength lies in our full range of program offerings, our high quality research, conducted by world class faculty, and diverse, high-caliber students. Our research has been ranked No. 1 in Asia and No. 25 in the world by the University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Ranking published in 2018. Our Executive MBA Program, offered jointly with the Kellogg School of Management, has been ranked No.1 by the Financial Times Global EMBA Ranking for the ninth time in 2018. Our MBA program has also been ranked top 15 by the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking from 2010 to 2018.

The Department of Economics at HKUST aims to continue as a leading intellectual center for all major fields of economics research. The Department of Economics has a group of productive research faculty, who regularly published in premier economics journals. The department offers high quality programs to undergraduate and MSc economics students in addition to contributing to business and public policy education at the graduate and undergraduate level. The department has an active PhD program producing researchers in economics. The department has been ranked No. 24 and No. 28 by the QS World University Rankings for Economics and Econometrics in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
For more information about the HKUST, the Business School and the Department of Economics, please visit,, and respectively.

The Role
Reporting to the Dean of Business and Management, the Head and Professor of Economics is expected to provide leadership and manage the Department in its diverse academic and administrative functions. Applications/nominations for the position are invited from well-qualified and accomplished scholars. A qualified candidate is expected to have an outstanding academic record in a major field of Economics, international research reputation, and some relevant administrative experience. Proven capacity to interact effectively with government, industry and commercial sectors is an advantage.

Terms & Applications/Nominations:
The appointment will be concurrent with a substantive professorial appointment. Upon completion of the headship term, the appointee is expected to continue to commit to the long term development of the department. Competitive remuneration and generous fringe benefits, including housing where appropriate, will be provided.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application Instructions:
HKUST is being represented by Heidrick & Struggles for this search. Applications/nominations, together with full curriculum vitae and the names and addresses/fax numbers/email addresses of referees, should be sent to Review of candidates will begin immediately and the search will continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be treated in strict confidence.
(Information provided by applicants will only be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.)