Data Economy Lab - Chair Professor/Professor of Practice/Professor/Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor

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Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong

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Role Managed by:

Felix Chan

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate upon experience


Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), ranked 264 globally in the QS World University Rankings (QSWUR2021) and top 75 in THE Asia University Rankings (2020), has defined six 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 dynamic and globally oriented University as a research-led liberal arts institution of worldwide significance.

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

HKBU has built the “Data Economy Lab” in support of the University’s “AI and Data Analytics” research cluster.  We are interested in the development of the digital economy, the emergence of data as a resource, and related questions of ownership, privacy and ethical behaviour.

The Role

We are recruiting at least four first-class researchers in the emerging area of the “Data Economy”.  Expertise and research interests in one or more of the following may be an advantage:

  • Emerging business models for the digital economy, such as zero marginal cost capitalism
  • Fintech, including financial analytics and the Blockchain in the decentralized economy
  • AI in business ethics and society
  • Economic principles of digital platform design
  • Integration of machine learning and big data in causal inference
  • Data-driven and algorithmic communication

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

We are open as to the disciplinary background.  Business scholars, economists, computer scientists, mathematicians, social scientists, geographers, applied ethicists, media/communication scholars and others who are keen to contribute to the development of the interdisciplinary Data Economy Laboratory are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants are likely to be established researchers, with an international reputation in their field, although outstanding scholars at all levels will be considered.

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

Depending on the rank, appointments may be made either with tenured status or on tenure track with an initial contract of three years.  Re-appointments thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.  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 Dr. Felix Chan by email via this page. Review of applications is on-going and will continue until the positions are filled.

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