Open Rank Faculty Position in Computational Social Science – School of Humanities and Social Science (Ref. AC2022/048/01)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

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School of Humanities and Social Science invites applications and nominations for:

Open Rank Faculty Position in Computational Social Science (Ref. AC2022/048/01)


Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant area of social science, including but not limited to political science, media and communication studies, public policy, urban studies, linguistics, psychology and sociology. Successful candidates should have solid training and strong background in computational social science, such as online data collection, management and analysis, machine learning and AI application in social science research, and/or experience in survey and experimental research. Applications are invited for faculty position at the rank of full professor/associate professor level with prospect for tenure, although junior candidate with very competitive academic records may be considered for position of assistant professor.

Candidate for full professor or associate professor position is expected to have solid evidence of excellence in teaching/research/service, and a strong track record of sustained high-quality research/scholarship outcomes in the expertise area(s), as evidenced by research publications in competitive international outlets in the relevant areas of public policy. In addition, candidate needs to demonstrate academic leadership and strong commitment to the highest standard of excellence. Candidate is advised to provide quality indicators for the journals where he/she have research publications (e.g., journal impact factor, journal ranking in a relevant category). 

Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially, leading to longer-term appointment or tenure later, subject to successful performance evaluation and mutual agreement. In cases where a candidate has an established record of excellence and demonstrable potential for continued success, tenure may be offered to the candidate at the time of initial appointment.

The appointee is expected to commence work in academic year 2022-23; to be the scholar in the area of public policy at HSS; and able to teach a range of courses in core areas of public policy, to develop cooperative relations with public policy industries and to assist in curriculum development and administrative assignments. A Ph.D. must be in hand prior to taking up the appointment.


Salary & Benefits

Salary will be competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be made under the establishment of CUHK, Shenzhen and statutory benefits will be provided according to the prevailing labor laws applicable in the People’s Republic of China. The appointee will be based at the University campus in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. Successful applicants can also apply for additional benefits through high-talent schemes at the Guangdong provincial level, the Shenzhen city level, and the Longgang district level.


Application Procedure

Applicants should apply online at and upload up-to-date CV, certification of all degrees and teaching evaluation report. Applicants will be required to arrange three recommendation letters after being shortlisted.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and considered until the post is filled.


About The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen is established in accordance with the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Chinese-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools upon approval of the Ministry of Education. It inherits the educational philosophy and academic systems of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is intended to evolve into a world-class research university with strong international orientation. It is committed to nurturing high-end talents with a global perspective, Chinese cultural tradition and social responsibility.


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