HKUST Research Assistant Professors Scheme

Kick Start Your Career at HKUST

Established in 1991, HKUST is a globally recognized university and contributes both locally and internationally to talent development, new knowledge generation and societal interests. The University was founded on the principle that education, original scholarship, and the development of society are integrally linked and best pursued together. It has the objective of becoming a world leading university with significant international impact and strong local commitment. In relentless pursuit of excellence, it leads the advance of education in science, technology, business, humanities and social science.

With 4 schools, an Academy of Interdisciplinary Studies, 23 academic departments, divisions, and numerous research centers, HKUST offers dynamic and exciting research opportunities for young academics to kick start their professional career.

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Global Search for Research Assistant Professors (RAPs)

HKUST is inviting outstanding young talents to join the University as RAPs. We are searching for candidates who would bring new ideas to the University and enhance the research capabilities and strengths of the University.

Applications are invited from candidates with a PhD degree in related fields and preferably demonstrated solid research track record.

Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be made on a fixed-term 2-year contract, renewable subject to performance, funding availability and mutual agreement. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided.


To Apply

Please click on “APPLY” to learn more about the specific research areas/requirement and submit the application following the instructions of the individual school/department/division.

You are most welcome to check out their websites for more information of our opportunities, resources and supports.

Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.