Faculty Positions in Data Science

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

HKUST Job ID: 2634

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 more than 500 faculty members whose research ranges from science to engineering, business, humanities and social sciences. 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 among the top universities in Asia by QS Asian University Rankings. It ranks 16th in the latest Global Employability University Survey reported by the New York Times, and remains No. 1 in Greater China area. English is the medium of teaching, research and administration.

With the approaching of its 25th anniversary, the University will conduct a clustered hiring campaign aimed at advancing the University's academic strengths in selected cross-disciplinary areas that are strategically important to HKUST's future development. We are seeking renowned scholars, academics, leaders or potential leaders in the core cross-disciplinary area in Data Science.

Successful candidates should have a PhD degree and have demonstrated a solid research track-record in data science or a related field. Outstanding researchers in all areas of data science are welcome to apply, and applicants in Smart Cities or Health and Biomedical related areas are especially encouraged. Preferences will be given to applicants with the ability to build systems and developing techniques that facilitate scalable data-driven discovery or whose expertise lies in the discovery of new knowledge through multidisciplinary work.

Apart from having an exceptional research record, successful candidates should demonstrate strong potential as excellent teachers and advisers. Evaluation criteria include also the ability and willingness in leading and building an interdisciplinary group of researchers across the university, actively working with outside industry and organizations on data science problems, and involvement in the development and delivery of undergraduate and graduate training in data science. A good ability in communicating data science related problems well beyond one's own research area, especially to data rich organizations and industry partners, is considered a plus.

Applications are invited for a number of substantiation-track faculty positions at all ranks of Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the above areas. Joint appointments in more than one academic department in the University are expected.

Appointments can start as early as on 1 September 2016. Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include medical/dental benefits, annual leave, and housing benefits where applicable. For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, initial appointment will normally be on a three-year contract. A gratuity will be payable upon completion of contract.

Application Procedure

Applicants are encouraged to apply directly on http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/HKUSTDataScience. Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, names of three referees, a research/teaching statement as well as other evidence of excellence. The recruitment will be open year long, but applications received early will be given priority consideration. Please email to: for any inquiries.