[robotics-worldwide] [jobs]

LAI, Rebecca Mei Kuen hrmkl at ust.hk
Tue Nov 17 20:37:40 PST 2015

*The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology**
**Faculty Positions (Autonomous Systems and Robotics)*

Founded in 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 
(HKUST) is a world renowned
international research university in Asia’s most vibrant city. The 
University comprises more than 500
faculty members whose research ranges from science to engineering, 
business, humanities and social
sciences. It promotes interdisciplinary studies, dedicated to educating 
all-rounded students to acquire
a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking with a global 
outlook. HKUST has been ranked
among the top universities in Asia by /QS Asian University Rankings/. It 
ranks 16th in the latest /Global
Employability University Survey/ reported by the New York Times, and 
remains No. 1 in Greater China
area. English is the medium of teaching, research and administration.

With the approaching of its 25th anniversary, the University will 
conduct a clustered hiring campaign
aimed at advancing the University’s academic strengths in selected 
cross-disciplinary areas that are
strategically important to HKUST’s future development. We are seeking 
renowned scholars,
academics, leaders or potential leaders in the core cross-disciplinary 
area of Autonomous Systems
and Robotics.

Applications/nominations are invited for a number of 
substantiation-track faculty positions at all levels
of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the above 
area. The successful candidate
will hold a joint appointment in two or more departments.

Successful candidates are expected to work closely with our newly 
founded HKUST Robotics Institute
to (i) conduct fundamental and cutting-edge research in the area of 
autonomous systems, robotics,
unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), manufacturing automation, and medical 
robotics; (ii) provide a world
class educational platform for autonomous engineering; (iii) transfer 
knowledge related to autonomous
systems to the community, industry and government; and (iv) create an 
entrepreneurial environment for
students and faculty.

Applicants/nominees for the positions should have a PhD degree, 
demonstrated leadership abilities,
extensive teaching and research experience as well as an ability to 
interact effectively with students,
faculty, industry and the Government.

Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with 
qualifications and experience. Fringe
benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits. Housing 
benefits will also be provided
where applicable. Appointment for Professor will be on substantive 
basis. Initial appointment for
Assistant Professor/Associate Professor will normally be on a three-year 
contract, renewable subject to
mutual agreement. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion 
of contract.

Application Procedure
Applications/nominations, together with full curriculum vitae and the 
names and addresses of three
referees, recent publications, and research papers should be sent to the 
Search Committee to
asrsearch at ust.hk. Review of applications and nominations will begin 
immediately and continue until
the positions are filled.

For further information about the University, please refer to: 

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

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