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Senior Lecturer / Lecturer I / Lecturer II

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)(Society Hub)
Guangzhou, Guangdong (CN)
Salary is highly competitive of international standard and will be commensurate with qualifications.
Closing date
Jul 5, 2024

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”. With a spirit of pioneering innovation, HKUST(GZ) charts new territories in cross-disciplinary education and explores new frontiers in pedagogies, aiming to serve as a role model of the mainland-Hong Kong integrated educational development and become a world-famous high-level university, endeavoring to nurture future-oriented, high-level and innovative talents.

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.

The Society Hub is recruiting a course lecturer for SOCH 5000: Technological Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. This is a Hub core course for all SOCH research postgraduate students and one of the options for students of other three Hubs.


About Society Hub

The HKUST(GZ) Society Hub (SOCH) aims to become a leading force in the knowledge economy of a digital society. We are committed to nurture socially-conscious talents with cutting-edge analytical skills and an open and growing mindset, ready to resolve socio-economic issues and contribute to the knowledge economy in a networked society and rapidly changing world. The Hub primarily comprises four Thrusts: Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change (CNCC), Financial Technology (FTEC), Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship (IPE), and Urban Governance and Design (UGOD).


About SOCH 5000 course

This course discusses both opportunities and risks that technological breakthrough has brought to the human society. What would be the policy responses required to maximize its positive benefit and minimize its social costs? In particular, how could we utilize the technological advancement, entrepreneurial thinking to address the challenges our societies are facing, such as job loss/unemployment, income inequality and societal polarization, environmental degradation, health disparity, population aging, and among others.

SOCH is inviting applications or nominations for Senior Lecturer/Lecturer positions. We welcome exceptional candidates who are enthusiastic about cross-disciplinary education and innovative teaching methods, and have demonstrable expertise and teaching experiences in one of the following areas, including but not limited to:

  • Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change
  • Financial Technology
  • Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship
  • Urban Governance and Design
  • Technological innovations
  • Social entrepreneurship

Major responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Plan, design and deliver SOCH 5000 for research postgraduate students;
  • Mentor group projects proposed by students enrolled in classes of SOCH 5000;
  • Conduct research on teaching innovation, educational technology, etc. to continuously improve the course delivery;
  • Promote SOCH 5000 across Hubs/Thrusts and establish it as a widely recognized course within and beyond the university;
  • Mentor junior faculty members of SOCH to improve their teaching;
  • Participate other community services assigned by the Dean.


Qualification of candidates

  • A PhD degree in the fields mentioned above or any other related fields;
  • At least 6 years proven teaching commitment and performance in higher education sector (experiences in interdisciplinary teaching are preferable);
  • A deep understanding about technical innovation and social entrepreneurship;
  • Have published on top-ranking journals nationally and/or internationally;
  • Veteran in innovative pedagogies and teaching methods such as flipped classroom, blended learning, experiential learning;
  • Able to inspire and cultivate the interdisciplinary mindset, critical thinking and innovation ability of students by providing them with diversified learning experiences;
  • A high level of proficiency in spoken and written English;
  • Be passionate in teaching and learning with outstanding communication skills and teamwork spirit.

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.  Appointment to teaching-track faculty (TTF) will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to 3 years with a term review after 3 years of service, and is renewable subject to performance, mutual agreement and funding availability.


Application Procedure

Please submit the application via the HKUST(GZ) Recruitment System ( You should first sign up to create your personal account. For more information on HKUST(GZ), you may 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 the application. 

For questions regarding the recruitment system or general inquiry, please reach us at For Hub specific questions, please address to Hub’s individual email, e.g. with subject title of “Application to SOCH 5000”.



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