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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong (HK)
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Apr 7, 2023

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Job Title:    Faculty Positions
Department:    Department of Ocean Science
Job ID:    8384

Job Posting Details

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a world-class research institution with over 600 faculty members whose research ranges from science to engineering, business & management, and humanities & social science, and across disciplines.  Located in the Clear Water Bay area, HKUST’s campus has a magnificent ocean view and is widely known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world.

The University has set up the Department of Ocean Science under the School of Science in February 2018.  The Department will primarily focus on marine ecology (existing strength), oceanography, and ocean technology covering coastal region to deep-sea.  The Department is seeking applications for tenure-track positions at all ranks in all disciplines of ocean sciences and technologies, preferably ocean technology, marine biotechnology and ocean data science.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in any of the above fields, preferably with at least 2 years of post-doctoral experience.  Successful candidates should have strong research track records.  They are expected to establish an independent research program and contribute to the missions in undergraduate and postgraduate education of the Department.  The medium of instruction is English.

HKUST offers internationally competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits.  Housing benefits will also be provided where applicable.  The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and has a range of family-friendly policies in place.  Appointment at Professor rank 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 Procedure
Application materials including a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, research accomplishment and proposal (maximum 3 pages), three representative publications and teaching statement (maximum 1 page) should be sent to the Chair of Search and Appointments Committee (  Applicants should arrange at least 3 letters from referees sent directly to the Chair of Search and Appointments Committee to complete their application.  The recruitment process will continue until all positions are filled.
(Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.  Applicants should read the Personal Information Collection Statement before submission of application.)

HKUST is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to our core values of inclusiveness, diversity, and respect.


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