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Faculty Position (Sociology)

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology - Division of Social Science

Location: Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th September 2021
Expires: 19th November 2021
Job Ref: 6592

The Division of Social Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology seeks to fill two Assistant Professor positions in sociology. Applications at the Associate or Full Professor level from exceptional candidates will also be considered. Candidates may work in any of the major areas in sociology. Applicants who work on cross-disciplinary topics with other social science subjects, and/or who may contribute to the development of computational or quantitative social science in the Division are especially welcome. 

Applicants should have a PhD degree in hand by the time of employment. Teaching will be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The University is an English-speaking research university with international faculty.  The Division of Social Science is highly ranked internationally.

For more information about the Division, please visit 

Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, and medical and dental benefits.  Housing benefits will also be provided where applicable. Initial appointment at Assistant Professor rank 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

Assistant Professor applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a sample publication, and three letters of reference to the attention of Search and Appointments Committee,  Division of Social Science at the below link: 

In lieu of letters of reference, Associate Professor and Full Professor applicants may provide the names of three references.  

Applicants should first sign up to create a personal account.  In the “Application Information” section, please select Division of Social Science on “HKUST Hong Kong Campus”. 

Review of applications will start on 1 November 2021. Applications are accepted at any time and considered on a rolling basis.  Applicants with questions may write to

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

HKUST is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to our core values of inclusiveness, diversity, and respect.

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