Faculty Positions in Public Policy
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Job Title:         Faculty Positions (Public Policy)

Department:     Division of Public Policy

Job ID: 5125


Job Posting Details


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 over 600 faculty members and teaching staff whose research ranges from science to engineering, business, humanities and social science.  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 world’s number one in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings in 2019, and among the top universities in QS World University Rankings.  It has been ranked 10th worldwide in the Global University Employability Ranking 2019, and remained No. 1 in Greater China area for seven consecutive years.  English is the medium of teaching, research and administration.


Public Policy is one of the five new strategic areas identified by HKUST for its future development.  The Division of Public Policy (PPOL), under the Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO), was established in 2017 to spearhead this effort through the development of interdisciplinary policy research and rigorous policy training programs.  We would like to invite applicants for substantiation-track faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor).


Applicants should have a relevant PhD degree, preferably with at least 2 years of post-doctoral experience in relevant fields, such as public policy, economics, political science, etc.  We especially welcome applicants in the following three research areas: (i) science and technology (innovation) policy; (ii) social and urban policy; and (iii) environmental, energy, and sustainability policy.


For more information about the University and the Division of Public Policy, please visit http://www.ust.hk and http://ppol.ust.hk respectively.


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 at Professor rank will be on substantive basis. Initial appointment at the Assistant Professor/Associate 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. 


Application Procedure

Applications with (i) a full curriculum vitae; (ii) a statement of research and teaching; (iii) a teaching portfolio with student evaluations, if available; and (iv) names and email addresses of three referees, should be sent to the Search and Appointments Committee by email to publicpolicy@ust.hk on or before Sunday, 22 March 2020.  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.  Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission.  We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.

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

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