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Open Rank Faculty Positions in the Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change Thrust, HKUST(GZ)

Employer
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)
Location
Nansha, Guangzhou
Salary
Highly competitive salary
Closing date
May 13, 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent

About The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou):

Formally established in June 2022, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) (HKUST(GZ)) is a cooperatively-run university between the Chinese mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. HKUST(GZ) has obtained approval from the Ministry of Education (MoE) and become the first legally-independent educational institution co-established by the Mainland and Hong Kong since the announcement and implementation of the “Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area” and the “Overall Plan for Deepening Globally Oriented Comprehensive Co-operation amongst Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao in Nansha of Guangzhou”. HKUST(GZ) is located at No.1 Duxue Road, Qingsheng Hub Cluster, Nansha District, Guangzhou. The campus covers an area of about 1,669 mu (111.3 hectares) and is divided into two construction phases. The first phase covers an area of about 716 mu (47.7 hectares) with a floorage of about 636,000 square meters (63.6 hectares), which has been officially put into use in September 2022. In response to the increasingly complex challenges faced by the rapidly changing world, 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. This is a groundbreaking move in the higher education community across the globe. HKUST(GZ) comprises four Hubs, namely Function Hub, Information Hub, Systems Hub, Society Hub and 16 thrusts. At steady state, the number of undergraduate and postgraduate students will reach a total of 10,000. 

Job Posting Description:

The Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change (CNCC) Thrust at HKUST(GZ) aims to address key national priorities, train next generation of leaders who face global challenges of climate change, seize opportunities of the new industrial revolution, and develop technical, institutional and policy solutions for a shared sustainable future. For more information about the CNCC Thrust, please visit https://hkust-gz.edu.cn/academics/four-hubs/society-hub/carbon-neutrality-and-climate-change 

CNCC Thrust now invites applications or nominations for multiple faculty positions at all ranks (Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor) in the Thrust Area of Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change. The CNCC Thrust has a diverse faculty and promotes interdisciplinary. We welcome applicants with research focus in the following areas, including but not limited to:

  • Carbon Science and Technology
  • Climate Change and Governance
  • Sustainable Energy Transition
  • Climate Finance and Policy

Applicants must have a PhD degree in relevant fields. Senior academics should have proven teaching commitment and performance, experience and readiness in cross disciplinary curriculum and program design, and demonstrated service to the academic community and/or the public.

English is the medium of instruction and administration at HKUST (GZ). 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.

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. Appointment to Professor rank and some Associate Professor rank will be made on substantive basis with tenure while initial appointment to other tenure-track faculty ranks will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to six years.

Application Procedure:

Please submit the application via the HKUST(GZ)/ HKUST Recruitment System (https://facrecruit.hkust-gz.edu.cn/). You should first sign up to create your personal account. For more information on HKUST(GZ), you may visit the recruitment website (https://gz-faculty-recruitment.hkust-gz.edu.cn/).

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, please reach us at cncct@hkust-gz.edu.cn with subject title of “Application to CNCC Thrust”.

(Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. All application materials including publication samples and scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after the completion of the recruitment exercise.)

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