[robotics-worldwide] [jobs]

LAI, Rebecca Mei Kuen hrmkl at ust.hk
Tue Mar 14 00:11:53 PDT 2017

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 

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 

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: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ust.hk&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=el9sXi-Cdsri3nLYpMuowX1beuuFuIYUBNOqdunXB9A&s=b6Gu4IgmfkUs7t6bu4rK-UdaBT0GI_KS2PiGfc1mu6I&e= .

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

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