Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)

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Job ID: 5619

Department: Financial Technology Thrust

Job Posting Details

In the rapidly changing environment of the 21st century, there is an increasing need to forge bridges across disciplines to address emerging challenges and problems.  Through its commitment to academic excellence, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has developed world-class strengths in many subjects over its short 30-year history.  With a strong track record of cultivating high end talents and nurturing future leaders for academia and industry, HKUST is well positioned to craft an innovative approach to cross-disciplinary education and research in its Guangzhou campus, HKUST(GZ), and meet the needs of an ever-evolving world.

The Financial Technology Thrust Area of Society Hub of HKUST(GZ) invites applications for tenure-track positions at all ranks in all fields of FinTech. For more information about the Fintech Thrust, please visit

Qualification of Candidates

We seek talents in the cutting-edge research in FinTech. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Big data in finance;
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence in finance;
  • Blockchain technology, smart contracts, and digital currencies;
  • Robo advising, modern portfolio analysis and risk management;
  • Algorithm trading and financial predictions;
  • Technological innovations for financial services;
  • Regulatory issues and challenges in FinTech;
  • Financial Inclusion.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in relevant fields.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

Salary is highly competitive of international standard and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous start-up funding, ample laboratory space and excellent research equipment and support will be provided.

All posts are Mainland China appointments to be offered by the HKUST Mainland entity in accordance with the local employment laws and regulations.  Appointment to Professor rank and some Associate Professor rank will be made on substantive basis while initial appointment to other faculty ranks will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to three years.

Application Procedure

Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled.  We thank applicants for their interest.  Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of their application.

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