Faculty Position (Sociology) Division of Social Science, HKUST Hong Kong

The Division of Social Science at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is multi-disciplinary, with faculty in political science, economics, sociology, psychology, geography, and other fields.  In Fall 2017, we launched a new undergraduate major, Quantitative Social Analysis, to provide cross-disciplinary social science training that emphasizes quantitative analysis of social data.


We would like to invite applications for a substantiation-track faculty position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor.  We seek candidates who will complement the Division’s existing areas of strength and contribute to the teaching of quantitative methods in the Division’s undergraduate and postgraduate programs.  While the preference is for an Assistant Professor, an appointment at a higher rank may be considered.


Competitive applicants will have a PhD degree from a reputable university and a record of research and publications with international impact (or demonstrated potential for such impact).  A track record of successful competitive grant applications and/or excellent record on teaching at college level will be advantageous. 


Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided where applicable. Initial appointment at the Assistant Professor rank will normally be made on a three-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement.  A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.  Substantiation review normally takes place before completion of the second three-year contract.


The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and has a range of family-friendly policies in place.


Application Procedure

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a sample paper or publication, and the names of three referees to the attention of: Search and Appointments Committee Chair, Division of Social Science, HKUST, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong by email to sosearch@ust.hk.  Review of applications will start on 1 February 2018 and the search will continue until the position is filled. 

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

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