Head of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong (HK)
October 30 2020
Other, Education
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Head of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

The University

Founded in 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world renowned international research university dedicated to the advancement of learning and scholarship, with special emphasis on postgraduate education and close collaboration with the industry and business.  It promotes interdisciplinary studies, dedicated to educating all-rounded students to acquire a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking with a global outlook.  Within its short history, the University has come to be regarded as a leading player in the international higher education scene.  HKUST has been ranked among the top world universities by QS university rankings and Times Higher Education Supplement for the past five years.  English is the medium of teaching, research and administration.

HKUST is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and has a range of family-friendly policies in place.

The Department

The Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) currently has 43 faculty members, out of which 23 are IEEE Fellows and 10 are Fellows of other renowned professional organizations (including APS, RSC, OSA, SPIE, SID and National Academy of Engineering USA).  Offering academic degrees in BEng, MPhil, MSc, and PhD, to about 400 undergraduate students and 350 postgraduate research students, the Department conducts comprehensive teaching and research programs in both basic and applied aspects of Electronic and Computer Engineering.  Research activities are broadly categorized into solid-state electronics and photonics; integrated circuits and systems; biomedical engineering; control and robotic systems; data science and AI; and wireless communications and networking.  The Department is well equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities and has been consistently ranked among the top 30 globally by Times Higher Education by subjects in the past many years.

The Role

Reporting to the Dean of Engineering, the Head of ECE is expected to provide leadership and manage the Department in its diverse academic and administrative functions.  

Terms & Applications / Nominations

The appointment will be concurrent with a substantive professorial appointment. Competitive remuneration and generous fringe benefits, including housing where appropriate, will be provided.

Applications/nominations for the position are invited from well-qualified and accomplished scholars.  In addition to extensive teaching and research experience, the successful candidate must have demonstrated capability to provide strong leadership in academic administration at tertiary level.  Proven capacity to interact effectively with government, industry and commercial sectors is an advantage.  

Applications/nominations, together with full curriculum vitae and names and email addresses of three referees, should be sent to the Search Committee Chair for Headship of ECE (email: dhece@ust.hk), School of Engineering, HKUST, Clearwater Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong.  Review of candidates will start from 5 January 2021 and the search will continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the University, the School of Engineering and the ECE Department, please visit http://www.ust.hk/, https://www.seng.ust.hk/, and https://www.ece.ust.hk/ respectively.

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


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