JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
February 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Position Title/Short Description
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Clear Water Bay, Sai Kung, HONG KONG
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:
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 650 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 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings (2018-2020). It has also been ranked No. 26 worldwide and among the best in Asia in the Global Employability University Survey in 2020. 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. 29 in the world by the University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings in the latest 2017-2021 ranking cycle. Our Executive MBA Program, offered jointly with the Kellogg School of Management, has been ranked 10 times No. 1 in the world by the Financial Times, while our MBA Program has been ranked 13 times in the world top 20.
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 publish 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 also been ranked No. 27 by the QS World University Rankings for Economics and Econometrics in 2021 and 2022.
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The Role of Head and Professor of Economics:
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. Ability to interact effectively with government, industry or 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.
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 hkust-econ@ .
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.
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