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Faculty Positions at City University of Hong Kong (Dongguan)

City University of Hong Kong (Dongguan)
Dongguan, Guangdong, China
Competitive salary
Closing date
22 Mar 2024

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City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is widely recognized as an innovative hub for research and professional education.

In January 2020, CityU signed the collaboration agreements with the Dongguan government and the Dongguan University of Technology for the establishment of CityU (Dongguan), an independent legal entity, within the Songshan Lake High-Tech Zone.

Adjacent to the CityU (Dongguan) campus, several exceptional innovation resources can be found. These include the China Spallation Neutron Source, the South Advanced Light Source Platform, Advanced Attosecond Lasers, the Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, Huawei and other new R&D institutions and high-tech enterprises.

CityU (Dongguan) warmly invites individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for various faculty positions available at the levels of Professor, Associate Professor, and Assistant Professor. CityU (Dongguan) operates using English as the medium for instruction and administration.


1. Major Responsibilities

The successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Deliver exceptional instruction, independently or collaboratively, for undergraduate and postgraduate courses;
  • Achieve international recognition and demonstrate leadership in their respective fields through outstanding research outcomes;
  • Contribute to administrative tasks and responsibilities within the University department (applicable for senior faculty);
  • Proactively secure external funding for research projects, fostering innovation and advancement;
  • Provide exemplary supervision for projects, internships, and theses, guiding students towards academic excellence.

2. Qualifications

Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in the relevant field. A strong track record in independent research, teaching, student supervision, and service is highly desirable. Candidates who have recently obtained their PhD with exceptional achievements may also be considered.

For the positions of Chair Professor, Professor, and Associate Professor, applicants should:

  • Demonstrate a record of world-class academic accomplishments and reputable international academic leadership;
  • Possess extensive experience in teaching, student supervision, and securing research project funding;
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish a distinguished research programme aligned with the University's strategic research areas;
  • Commit to delivering high-quality teaching and supervision to a diverse student population at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

For the Assistant Professor position, applicants should:

  • Demonstrate strong potential in research and teaching that aligns with the University's strategic research areas.

3. Compensation and Benefits

We offer a highly competitive package, including excellent fringe benefits and research support:

  • Competitive remuneration and attractive fringe benefits;
  • Start-up research funding;
  • Access to top-quality research equipment and support;
  • Various government-sponsored talent programmes (for eligible candidates);
  • Abundant local industry resources for collaborative horizontal projects.

4. Application Requirements

To apply for the faculty positions at CityU (Dongguan), please ensure that your application includes the following documents:

  • A cover letter introducing yourself and expressing your motivation for joining CityU (Dongguan). Please highlight your qualifications, relevant experiences, and how you envision contributing to CityU (Dongguan) academic community;
  • A comprehensive resume, which should include a full publication list showcasing your academic achievements and contributions;
  • Research plan statements outlining your vision and goals for your future research endeavors within the University;
  • PDF files of three representative papers demonstrating the quality and impact of your scholarly work;
  • The names and contact information of at least 3 references;
  • Any additional supporting documents or evidence of your research, teaching, or leadership accomplishments that you believe will strengthen your application.

5. Application Review and Contact Information 

Review of applications will commence promptly and continue on an ongoing basis until all positions are successfully filled. To apply, please send your application materials to: If you have any questions or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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