Job Opportunities

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.)
 

Faculty Position in Electronic and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions. The department consists of a large number of faculty conducting research in cutting-edge technologies such as smart cities, big data, autonomous systems, Internet of Things, and 5G wireless networks in a wide scope of fields including Solid-State Electronics and Photonics; IC Design, Computer Architecture, and Embedded System; Biomedical Engineering; Data Science and Artificial Intelligence; and Wireless Communications and Networking.

The Department is interested in outstanding candidates and will prioritize novelty, significance, and promise of the candidate’s research over any specific area of specialization.
Applicants should have a PhD with demonstrated strength in research and a commitment to teaching. Successful candidates are expected to lead an active research program and to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. An interdisciplinary knowledge and application of different disciplines can be an advantage.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a world renowned research university in Asia’s most vibrant city, Hong Kong. Its Engineering School, ranked among the world’s top 25 since 2004, offers outstanding opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities for faculty and students to pursue cutting-edge research in diverse disciplines. All formal instruction is given in English.

The Department of ECE has about 40 faculty members, 400 undergraduate students and 300 postgraduate students. It provides an excellent environment for multidisciplinary research, with close links to other departments within engineering and to other schools through joint appointments and active involvement in cross-cutting institutes and centers in the area of robotics, artificial intelligence, big data, and energy. The Department is committed to increasing the gender and international diversity of its faculty and students. Specifically we are seeking outstanding woman candidates at all faculty levels.

Starting salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including medical and dental insurance, annual leave, and housing will be provided where applicable. Initial appointment for junior candidates will normally be on a three-year contract and a gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of the contract. Re-appointment will be subject to mutual agreement.

Application include 1) a cover letter, 2) full curriculum vitae and a list of publications, 3) names of five references, and 4) a summary of research proposal and teaching statement should be addressed to:

Professor Khaled B. Letaief
Chair of the Search Committee, via eesearch@ust.hk.

Please send your applications by the deadline of December 15, 2020.

More information about the ECE department is available at https://www.ece.ust.hk
 

Faculty Positions in Display/Optoelectronics Science and Technology

The Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at all levels, with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Display sciences and technologies
  • Nanoelectronics and optoelectronics
  • Flexible displays and large-area electronics
  • Sensor and display applications

Applicants should have a PhD in ECE or other physical science/engineering disciplines with demonstrated strength in their fields of research and a commitment to teaching in the ECE department. The successful candidate is expected to conduct an innovative research program central to display and optoelectronic technologies and take an active leadership role in the State Key Laboratory of Advanced Display and Optoelectronics in seeking funding from governmental agencies and collaboration with display industries. The SKL on Advanced Displays and Optoelectronics is a government funded laboratory with an annual budget of HKD10M and additional industrial funding in the same order.  Currently SKL has 5 active faculty members with a research staff of 15 including visiting scientists. Facilities include a complete microelectronics line and OLED/LCD fabrication equipment, in addition to university-wide shared facilities for nanofabrication and the state-of-the-art equipment for material characterization. 

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a world renowned research university in Asia’s most vibrant city. Its Engineering School, ranked among the world’s top 25 since 2004, offers outstanding opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities for faculty and students to pursue cutting-edge research in diverse disciplines. All formal instruction is given in English.

The Department of ECE has about 40 faculty members, 400 undergraduate students and 300 postgraduate students.  The Department is committed to the gender and international diversity of its faculty and students. More information about the ECE department is available at https://www.ece.ust.hk/.

Starting salary is commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience. Additional benefits including medical and dental insurance, annual leave, and housing will be provided where applicable. 

Application including 1) a cover letter, 2) full curriculum vitae and a list of publications, 3) names of five references, and 4) a summary of research proposal and teaching statement should be addressed to: Professor Vincent LAU, Chair of the Search Committee for Displays/Optoelectronics, via eesearch@ust.hk. Application will be considered until the position is filled.