The Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Hong Kong University of Science
and Technology invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at Professor, Associate Professor
and Assistant Professor ranks. The department consists of a large number of faculty conducting research
in cutting-edge technologies such as biomedical data science, biomedical imaging/devices, quantum
technology, smart cities, big data, autonomous systems, Internet of Things, and beyond 5G wireless
networks in a wide scope of fields including biomedical engineering, solid-state electronics and photonics;
integrated circuits and systems; control and robotic systems; data science and AI; and wireless
communications and networking.
The Department is interested in outstanding candidates and will prioritize novelty, significance, and
promise of the candidate's research over any specific area of specialization.
The School of Engineering at HKUST has launched an aggressive global search to attract internationally
renowned scholars and their teams to work in Hong Kong. Distinguished applicants at the rank of
Professor or Associate Professor joining the School will be considered for the nomination of the Global
STEM Professorship Scheme supported by the Hong Kong Government, which offers additional support
to aid the awardees to scale new heights in teaching and research activities.
Applicants should have a PhD with demonstrated strength in research and commitment to teaching.
Successful candidates are expected to lead active research programs and teach both graduate and
undergraduate courses. An interdisciplinary knowledge and application of different disciplines will be an
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a world-renowned research university
in Asia's most vibrant city, Hong Kong. Its Engineering School, ranked among the world's top
25 since 2004, offers outstanding opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities for faculty and
students to pursue cutting-edge research in diverse disciplines within an essentially a north
American education system. English is the medium of teaching, research and administration.
The Department has about 40 faculty members, 400 undergraduate students and 350 postgraduate
students. It provides an excellent environment for multidisciplinary research, with close links to other
departments within the School of Engineering and to other schools through joint appointments and active
involvement in cross-cutting institutes and centers in the area of Quantum Technology, Robotics, Artificial
Intelligence, Big Data, and Energy.
More information about the Department is available at: ece.hkust.edu.hk.
Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits
include medical/dental benefits and annual leave. Housing benefits, including on-campus housing, will
be provided where applicable. Substantial support is also provided to faculty in terms of first-rate
research facilities, equipment, and research postgraduate studentship. For appointment at Assistant
Professor level, initial appointment will normally be on a three-year contract. A gratuity will be payable
upon completion of contract.
Applications including 1) a cover letter, 2) full curriculum vitae and a list of publications, 3) names of five
referees, and 4) a summary of research proposal and teaching statement should be submitted via the
HKUST recruitment system: facrecruit.hkust.edu.hk. The applicants should first sign up to create
a personal account. Applications are accepted at any time and considered on a rolling basis.
HKUST is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to our core values of inclusiveness, diversity,