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Faculty Recruitment

Faculty Recruitment

The Department of Mathematics of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks in all areas of mathematics.

Applicants should have a PhD degree and strong experience in research and teaching. Applicants with exceptionally strong qualifications and experience in research and teaching may be considered for positions above the Assistant Professor rank.

HKUST is a world class research institution. It is ranked as the No.1 university in Asia by QS World University ranking and No. 51 in the world. The Department of Mathematics has a strong reputation as a top research mathematics department. Located in the beautiful Clear Water Bay area, HKUST campus has a magnificent ocean view and is widely known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. The city of Hong Kong ranks among the most dynamic cities in the world, offering hard to beat cuisine and convenience.

HKUST offers very competitive starting salary. Depending on rank and experience, starting salary is generally at or higher than the average starting salaries in Group I universities in the US. The university offers generous retirement and medical/dental benefits. Additionally, it offers sabbatical leave and campus housing where applicable.

The recruitment will be open year long, but applications received before January 15 will receive priority consideration. Applications should apply directly on mathjobs.org or send in their curriculum vitae for the initial screening to:

Department of Mathematics, HKUST, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Fax (852) 2358 1643.

More information about the University is available on the University's homepage at http://www.ust.hk




Posted on 11 October 2016







Lecturer I/II Recruitment (closed)

Lecturer I/II in Mathematics (Duration: 1-2 years, renewable)

The Department of Mathematics at HKUST is seeking a high caliber person for Lecture I/II position in the Department.

Duties: The appointee is expected to teach undergraduate mathematics courses in actuarial science, assist in adminstration and development of the actuarial science program, provide academic counseling for students, and perform any other academic and administrative duties as required.

Requirements: Applicants should have a PhD degree. Teaching experience in tertiary institutions and knowledge in actuarial science are preferred. Applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and postgraduate university transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact details of three referees (postal address, email address and personal webpage link if available) to:

Mathematics Search Committee
Department of Mathematics
HKUST
Clearwater Bay
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Fax: (852) 23581643.

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract where applicable.

Please apply on or before 17 May 2015.



We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidate will be notified of the result of the application.



Posted on 5 May 2015



Postdoctoral Fellows Recruitment

Postdoctoral Fellows in Mathematics (2014-2015)

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for 2-year and 3-year non-tenure track Postdoc positions beginning Fall 2014. Applicants should be PhD recipients in their early stage of research career with outstanding research potential. Positions are avilable in the area of pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, probability and financial mathematics. Preference will be given to research areas matching that of a faculty.

Duties: The appointees will teach and undertake research. The teaching load is three courses per academic year.

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided.



Applicants should submit applications with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, as well as research and teaching statements. At least four reference letters are required with one letter on teaching. Preference will be given to applications received by 30 August 2014. All materials should be sent to:

Search Committee,
Department of Mathematics,
The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology,
Clearwater Bay Road,
Hong Kong.







We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidate will be notified of the result of the application.



Posted on 15 July 2014



Teaching Associates Recruitment (closed)

Teaching Associates in Mathematics (Duration: 1 year, renewable)

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for the position of teaching associate.

Duties: To be the operational officer of the Mathematics Support Center (MSC); to be able to work well and manage a group of Instructional Assistants and other MSC personnel; to teach undergraduate mathematics courses or related courses in English and to perform any other academic and administrative duties as required.

Requirements: A PhD degree is required. Supervision and teaching experiences are preferred.

Initial contract will be for one year. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include medical/dental benefits and annual leave.

Interested candidates should complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website (http://jobs.ust.hk) and return it online to the Human Resources Office.

Application deadline is on or before 21 December 2013.



We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidate will be notified of the result of the application.



Posted on 23 November 2013



Instructional Assistants Recruitment

Instructional Assistants in Mathematics (Duration: 1 year, renewable)

The Department of Mathematics at HKUST is seeking high caliber persons for positions of Instructional Assistants.

Duties: The appointees will conduct undergraduate mathematics tutorials in English and perform any other academic and administrative duties as assigned.

Requirements: A bachelor's degree or above in Mathematics or related discipline, preferably with teaching experience.

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided.

Please apply on or before 2 July 2017.



We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidate will be notified of the result of the application.



Posted on 24 June 2017



Education Development Officers Recruitment (closed)

Education Development Officers in Mathematics (Duration: 1 year, renewable)

Two openings

(1) Education Development Officer (Programming)
Duties: The Department of Mathematics is implementing a web-based e-Learning system for common core mathematics courses at HKUST. Approximately ten thousand mathematics articles in LaTeX formats will be required to incorporate into a MySQL databse management system to form a knowledge-based back-end of the e-Learning system. Besides the back-end database, the system also requires building up a highly interactive web based GUI. Open source content management systems such as Drupal may serve as the backbone of the system.

Requirements: A bachelor's degree or above in Computer Science or related discipline with at least 2 years of post-qualification work experience in web project management and web application development under the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) environment. Solid experience in PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, AJAX, HTML & CSS. Proficiency with strong database schema design and best database practices. Experience in web-based e-Learning system is an advantage. knowledge in MathJax, LaTeX, TikZ and Drupal will be a further bonus. Applicants should also have good command of spoken and written English and Chinese.

(2) Education Development Officer (IT Support)
Duties: The Department of Mathematics is deploying various computer technologies to enhance the teaching quality. The appointee will provide front-end technical support which includes computer hardware and software for faculty members, the administrative staff and educational laboratories operated by the department. Wed application development with ASP/PHP/CMS will also be required.

Requirements: Applicants should have a bachelor's degree preferably in information technology or computer science with at least one year's working experience in front-end computer support related works. Solid knowledge and experience in Microsoft Windows 7/8, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Server, Linux, Apache are required. Substantial background in PC hardware is also essential. Knowledge and experience in CMS will be an added advantage. Applicants should also have good command of spoken and written English and Chinese. Weel-developed interpersonal and communication skill are also necessary.




Salary for the two posts will depend on qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include medical/dental benefits and annual leave.

Application deadline for post (1) is on or before 28 June 2014 and post (2) on or before 2 August 2014.



We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidate will be notified of the result of the application.



Posted on 14 June 2014



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  Phone: (852) 2358 7460 Fax: (852) 2358 1643 Email: Math.Enquiry@ust.hk


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