Founding Faculty of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Thrust
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)
Hong Kong

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)


Job Title:         Founding Faculty

Department:     Artificial Intelligence (AI) Thrust, Information Hub, HKUST (GZ)

Job ID: 6506


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 Guangzhou campus, HKUST(GZ), and meet the needs of an ever-evolving world.


Applications are invited for founding faculty positions at all levels at Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor rank in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Thrust for the new campus in Guangzhou.  Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to pursue high-impact research in AI and its applications.  We specifically look for candidates interested in applied AI research who are able to collaborate closely with domain experts in the target application areas to develop transformative technologies using AI.  The initial focus areas include, but are not limited to, AI in design, AI in finance, AI in manufacturing, AI in medicine, AI in security and privacy, and AI in smart living.  We welcome senior candidates to apply, especially those who can help with the strategic development of the AI trust area for the new Guangzhou campus.  Candidates for all ranks must have a PhD degree in related disciplines.


About HKUST Guangzhou Campus []

HKUST(GZ) offers a unique educational environment with four transdisciplinary hubs and 16 thrust areas.  HKUST(GZ) offers superb research facilities, attracting top international faculty and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges. English is the medium of instruction at HKUST (GZ).


HKUST(GZ) is situated in Nansha District, Guangzhou, which is right in the center of the Greater Bay Area, one of the most vibrant and dynamic regions in the world, neighboring Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Macao.  It is about 30 minutes away from Hong Kong by high-speed train.  The new campus is under construction and is planned to open in 2022.  Successful candidates may start working on the Clear Water Bay campus in Hong Kong before the new campus is completed.


About the Information Hub

The HKUST(GZ) Information Hub focuses on addressing global challenges arising from human interactions with information and technology in an era of digital transformation.  The Hub comprises four thrust areas: Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Analytics, Computational Media and Arts, and Internet of Things.  In each of these areas, we are committed to providing a world-class education and conducting cutting-edge research with practical applications, with the purpose of not only advancing regional development but also making a global impact.


Remuneration and Conditions of Service

Salary is highly competitive of international standard and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Generous research funds, ample laboratory space and excellent research equipment and support will be provided.


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 while initial appointments to other faculty ranks will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to three years.


Application Procedure

Please submit the application via the HKUST/HKUST(GZ) Recruitment System (  You should first sign up to create your personal account. For more information, please visit the recruitment website ( 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 their application. 


For questions regarding the recruitment system or general inquiries, please reach us at For Hub/Thrust specific questions, please address to with subject title of “Application to AI”.


(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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