Faculty Openings

Job Title: Faculty Positions in Sustainability

Job ID: 3536

Job Posting Details:

The Division of Environment and Sustainability at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is seeking applicants for substantiation-track faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor) whose scholarly interests cross multiple areas of sustainability and sustainable development. The successful candidates will contribute to the University’s sustainability education strategy by contributing leadership, energy, and vision to a well-balanced and multi-disciplinary approach to understanding key sustainability concepts, principles, theories, and practice. To facilitate a multidisciplinary emphasis, the candidates are expected to have or to generate an internationally recognized research program that stresses collaborative research on solving some of the world’s “wicked” problems – i.e., climate change mitigation and adaptation, smart city, urban planning, food system imbalances, social and economic inequality, technology or governance innovations; and on environmental risk analysis. Candidates should have a strong understanding of experiential “hands-on” learning as a means of instruction for students, and an exemplary teaching record. Successful applicants will be expected to participate in or lead collaborative teams and interdisciplinary research on sustainability and resilience topics.

The Division of Environment and Sustainability is an interdisciplinary academic unit dedicated to the use and management of natural resources in an economically efficient, environmentally compatible, and socially responsible manner. Our faculty members publish broadly in both disciplinary journals and diverse, environmentally focused outlets, and are rewarded for working on interdisciplinary teams in applied contexts. Depending on the candidate’s areas of expertise, a joint appointment between the Division of Environment and Sustainability and a relevant academic Department/Division may be possible.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in science, engineering, or an interdisciplinary environmental or natural resources-related program with a focus on these areas. The candidates should have proven teaching and advising experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, a strong research and publication record consistent with the candidate’s academic rank, evidence of potential for securing research funding, and a demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary teams involving both social and natural scientists.

Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits. Housing benefits will be provided where applicable. Appointment at the Professor rank will be on a substantive basis. Initial appointment for Assistant Professor/Associate Professor will normally be made on a 3-year contract. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

Application Procedure:

Application materials including (i) full curriculum vitae; (ii) separate statements of research interests and teaching philosophy; (iii) a letter of interest summarizing your qualifications, areas of expertise and career goals; and (iv) contact information of three qualified referees should be sent in PDF format to

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.