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Faculty Positions at City University of Hong Kong (Dongguan)

City University of Hong Kong (Dongguan)
Dongguan, China
Competitive Package
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

Job Details

City University of Hong Kong (Dongguan) (CityUHK (Dongguan)) is a jointly established university with independent legal entity status and the full backing of City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK), Dongguan University of Technology, and the Dongguan Municipal Government. CityUHK (Dongguan) aims to develop into a world-class higher education institution, excelling in both research and education. The university adheres to CityUHK's philosophy of "Integration of Teaching and Research" and the direction of "Innovating into the Future," ensuring that the academic standards align with those of CityUHK.


To meet the upcoming demands of high-tech development, CityUHK(Dongguan) plans to establish four collleges: the College of Science, the College of Engineering, the College of Business, and the College of Medical and Life Sciences. CityUHK(Dongguan) has received official approval from the Ministry of Education for establishment in 2024 and will launch four undergraduate programs in 2024: Computer Science and Technology, Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Energy and Power Engineering. Additionally, six graduate programs will be rolled out in 2024, including Computer Science, Electronic Information Engineering, Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, Business Information Systems, Engineering Management, and Data Science.


Launching a global faculty recruitment campaign that aligns with the standards of a world-class university,  the university is inviting individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for faculty positions at the level of Professor, Associate Professor, and Assistant Professor. The primary language of instruction and administration at CityUHK(Dongguan) is English.


1) Major Responsibilities

The successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Deliver exceptional instruction, independently or collaboratively, for undergraduate and postgraduate courses;
  • Achieve international recognition and demonstrate leadership in their respective fields through outstanding research outcomes;
  • Contribute to administrative tasks and responsibilities within the University department (applicable for senior faculty);
  • Proactively secure external funding for research projects, fostering innovation and advancement;
  • Provide exemplary supervision for projects, internships, and theses, guiding students towards academic excellence.


2) Qualifications


Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in the relevant field. A strong track record in independent research, teaching, student supervision, and service is highly desirable. Candidates who have recently obtained their PhD with exceptional achievements may also be considered.


For the positions of Chair Professor, Professor, and Associate Professor, applicants should:

  • Demonstrate a record of world-class academic accomplishments and reputable international academic leadership;
  • Possess extensive experience in teaching, student supervision, and securing research project funding;
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish a distinguished research programme aligned with the University's strategic research areas;
  • Commit to delivering high-quality teaching and supervision to a diverse student population at both undergraduate and graduate levels.


For the Assistant Professor position, applicants should:

  • Demonstrate strong potential in research and teaching that aligns with the University's strategic research areas.


3) Compensation and Benefits


We offer a highly competitive package, including excellent fringe benefits and research support:

  • Competitive remuneration and attractive fringe benefits;
  • Start-up research funding;
  • Access to top-quality research equipment and support;
  • Various government-sponsored talent programmes (for eligible candidates);
  • Abundant local industry resources for collaborative horizontal projects.


4) Application Requirements


To apply for the faculty positions at CityU (Dongguan), please ensure that your application includes the following documents:

  • A cover letter introducing yourself and expressing your motivation for joining CityU (Dongguan). Please highlight your qualifications, relevant experiences, and how you envision contributing to CityU (Dongguan) academic community;
  • A comprehensive resume, which should include a full publication list showcasing your academic achievements and contributions;
  • Research and teaching statements outlining your vision and goals for your future research endeavors within the University;
  • PDF files of three representative papers demonstrating the quality and impact of your scholarly work;
  • The names and contact information of at least 3 references;
  • Any additional supporting documents or evidence of your research, teaching, or leadership accomplishments that you believe will strengthen your application.



5) Application Review and Contact Information


Review of applications will commence promptly and continue on an ongoing basis until all positions are successfully filled. To apply, please send your application materials as bookmarked merged PDF with email title as Position that you apply+Field Area+Your name  to: If you have any questions or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.





City University of Hong Kong (Dongguan), also known as "CityU (Dongguan)," is a collaborative institution with independent legal status, formed through a joint effort involving City University of Hong Kong (CityU), the People's Government of Dongguan Municipality, and Dongguan University of Technology. In June 2022, the State Ministry of Education officially approved the preparatory status of CityU (Dongguan).

At CityU (Dongguan), we value innovation, research, and teaching, and are committed to achieving academic excellence by following CityU's academic standards. Our goal is to become a top-tier university that excels in both research and education. We plan to offer a variety of programmes in fields such as Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Electronic Information Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Intelligent Manufacturing, Advanced Materials, New Energy, Civil and Architectural Engineering, and Digital Economy. These programmes are designed to align with international academic trends and meet the economic and social needs of China.

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