Faculty Positions in Internet of Things Thrust, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)

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In the rapidly changing environment of the 21st century, there is an increasing need to forge bridges across disciplines to address emerging challenges and problems. Through its commitment to academic excellence, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has developed world-class strengths in many subjects over its short 30-year history. With a strong track record of cultivating high end talents and nurturing future leaders for academia and industry, HKUST is well positioned to craft an innovative approach to cross-disciplinary education and research in its new state-of-the-art Guangzhou campus, HKUST (Guangzhou), meeting the needs of an ever-evolving world.

HKUST(GZ) is located at No.1 Duxue Road, Qingsheng, Nansha District, Guangzhou, China. It synergizes with and maintains the same academic standard as the Hong Kong Clear Water Bay campus. HKUST(GZ) adopts a brand-new and cross-disciplinary academic structure featuring “Hub” and “Thrust” to substitute the conventional one characterized by “school” and “department”, facilitating cross-disciplinary integration while vigorously developing emerging and frontier disciplines. It comprises four Hubs, namely Function Hub, Information Hub, Systems Hub and Society Hub, and each of the four Hub comprises a few Thrusts.

About Internet of Things (IoT) Thrust

The Internet of Things (IoT) Thrust is an academic department in Information Hub of the Guangzhou campus and adopts an inter-disciplinary pedagogy to prepare students with integrated knowledge to pursue new innovations and to explore new research frontiers in forming IoT-enabled future smart cities and the digital society. You can find the list of our existing faculty at https://iott.hkust-gz.edu.cn/faculty.

Faculty Positions:

The IoT Thrust has multiple tenure-track or tenured positions at the ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor. We are interested in candidates who can create a multi-disciplinary IoT curriculum and pursue high impact research in a science, technology and engineering-oriented environment. We offer a dynamic and collaborative academic environment within the culturally rich city of Guangzhou. Our faculty is highly diverse, joining us from world-leading institutes around the globe.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree and work in one or more areas related to the Thrust as follows. 

  • Sensors; embedded systems; IoT devices
  • Artificial intelligence; data science; machine learning; optimization
  • Wireless communications; computer networking; distributed computation and systems
  • Security and privacy-enhancing technologies
  • Metaverse technologies; human-computer interaction
  • IoT applications


As a highly internationalized campus, English is the medium of instruction at HKUST(GZ) – candidates should therefore have a good command of written and spoken English.

  • Applicants for tenure-track Assistant Professor should demonstrate strong research and teaching potentials.
  • Applicants for Associate Professor should have a proven record in research, teaching, student supervision, and funding.
  • Applicants for Professor should have world-class academic achievements, international academic leadership, and an established track record in teaching, student supervision and funding.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

Competitive Salary

Salary is as competitive, if not more competitive, than top US and European institutes.

Generous Startup Funds

Our startup funds are significantly more generous than most US and European institutes. New appointees will be given extremely generous startup funds to support their independent research. This will include funding for multiple PhD students, post-docs, equipment, travel, and lab space.

All posts are Mainland China appointments to be offered by the HKUST Mainland entity in accordance with the local employment laws and regulations. Appointments to Professor and some Associate Professor will be made on substantive basis. The new campus mirrors the HK campus tenure-track model, where Assistant Professor appointments will be made on an initial fixed-term contract of up to three years with the option for renewal.

Application Procedure

Please submit the application via the HKUST/HKUST(GZ) Recruitment System (https://facrecruit.hkust.edu.hk/).  You should first sign up to create your personal account.  For more information, please visit the recruitment website (https://career.hkust-gz.edu.cn/en/job-detail?jobId=1478268424210743296).

Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled.  We thank applicants for their interest.  Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.

For questions regarding the recruitment system or general inquiries, please reach us at gzrecruitinf@hkust-gz.edu.cn.  For Thrust specific questions, please contact the Thrust at iott@hkust-gz.edu.cn, or iott@ust.hk, or the Thrust Head, Prof. Danny Tsang at eetsang@ust.hk.

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

HKUST(GZ) is committed to diversity in recruitment and equal opportunity employment, and we strongly encourage suitable candidates of diverse backgrounds to submit their applications.

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