Smart Society Lab - Chair Professor/Professor of Practice/Professor/Associate Professor

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Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong

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Role Managed by:

Hanyu Chen

Research Associate

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e: Hanyu.Chen@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate upon experience

Closing Date:

Overview

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), ranked 262 in the QS world rankings and in the world top 75 in THE’s World Impact survey (2020), has defined six conceptual interdisciplinary research “Laboratories” to enable academics from different backgrounds to work together on common sets of problems and to contribute to the positioning of this young and dynamic University as a research-led liberal arts institution of global significance. 

Details of the six interdisciplinary research labs can be found on the HKBU Research website . 

One of the six new Labs, the Smart Society Lab, is the first Smart Society hub in Asia.  Our Hong Kong modality affords intimate access to the Greater Bay Area and southern China, while benefitting from our long-standing connections with corporate, public, academic, and philanthropic partners near and far.  The Lab aims to serve as a think tank for smart society innovation across the region by leveraging comparative advantage through its hub and spoke academic ecosystem.

The Role

To build this world leading interdisciplinary research Lab, we are recruiting five first-class computational social scientists in a broad range application domain of social science including but not limited to:

  • Urban Development 
  • Population Health and Wellbeing
  • Governance in Smart Society
  • Future Education
  • Social Resilience

Colleagues recruited will have access to seed money and appropriate research facilities/support, as well as a generous array of competitive research funding from Hong Kong’s Research Grants Council, the Innovation and Technology Commission, and other external sources.

The Ideal Candidate

Interested candidates should have relevant expertise, a proven research record, and the readiness to contribute to an interdisciplinary research team.  They should be talented, motivated and committed to the Lab to make it a sustainable research hub. 

Appointment Terms

The above positions are on tenure-track with initial appointment on three-year fixed-term contracts.  Re-appointments thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.  Tenured appointments, if applicable, are expected to be attained within six years.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

HKBU will be supported in this appointment process by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. Applicants are invited to submit their applications which should include the following:

  • a cover letter
  • an up-to-date CV

You may apply, or download further information about the role, via this page.

Initial enquiries and requests for information may be directed in confidence to Hanyu Chen by email via this page. Review of applications is on-going and will continue until the positions are filled.

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