JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)

Society Hub
Senior Lecturer / Lecturer I / Lecturer II

JOE ID Number: 2024-01_111473930
Date Posted: 04/29/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Senior Lecturer / Lecturer I / Lecturer II
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Guangzhou, Guangzhou, CHINA
JEL Classifications:
A1 -- General Economics
C0 -- General
D0 -- General
L0 -- General
M0 -- General
R0 -- General
O0 -- General
Z0 -- General
Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change
Financial Technology
Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship
Urban Governance and Design
Technological innovations
Social entrepreneurship
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The HKUST(GZ) Society Hub(SOCH) aims to become a leading force in the knowledge economy of a digital society. We are committed to nurture socially-conscious talents with cutting-edge analytical skills and an open and growing mindset, ready to resolve socio-economic issues and contribute to the knowledge economy in a networked society and rapidly changing world. The Hub primarily comprises four Thrusts: Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change(CNCC), Financial Technology(FTEC), Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship(IPE), and Urban Governance and Design(UGOD).

SOCH 5000 course

This course discusses both opportunities and risks that technological breakthrough has brought to the human society. What would be the policy responses required to maximize its positive benefit and minimize its social costs? In particular, how could we utilize the technological advancement, entrepreneurial thinking to address the challenges our societies are facing, such as job loss/unemployment, income inequality and societal polarization, environmental degradation, health disparity, population aging, and among others.

We welcome exceptional candidates who are enthusiastic about cross-disciplinary education and innovative teaching methods, and have demonstrable expertise and teaching experiences in one of the following areas, including but not limited to:

• Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change
• Financial Technology
• Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship
• Urban Governance and Design
• Technological innovations
• Social entrepreneurship

Major responsibilities:

• Plan, design and deliver SOCH 5000 for research postgraduate students;
• Mentor group projects proposed by students;
• Conduct research on teaching innovation, educational technology, etc. to continuously improve the course delivery;
• Promote SOCH 5000 across Hubs/Thrusts and establish it as a widely recognized course within and beyond the university;
• Mentor junior faculty members of SOCH to improve their teaching;
• Participate other community services assigned by the Dean;


• A PhD degree in the fields mentioned above or any other related fields;
• At least 6 years proven teaching commitment and performance in higher education sector (experiences in interdisciplinary teaching are preferable);
• A deep understanding about technical innovation and social entrepreneurship;
• Have published on top-ranking journals nationally and/or internationally;
• Veteran in innovative pedagogies and teaching methods such as flipped classroom, blended learning, experiential learning;
• Able to inspire and cultivate the interdisciplinary mindset, critical thinking and innovation ability of students by providing them with diversified learning experiences;
• A high level of proficiency in spoken and written English;
• Be passionate in teaching and learning with outstanding communication skills and teamwork spirit.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 07/31/2024
Application Instructions:
English is the medium of instruction and administration at HKUST (GZ). HKUST(GZ) is committed to diversity in recruitment and equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage suitable candidates of diverse backgrounds to submit their applications.

Salary is highly competitive of international standard and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment to teaching-track faculty (TTF) will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to 3 years with a term review after 3 years of service, and is renewable subject to performance, mutual agreement and funding availability.

Please submit the application via ( For more information on HKUST(GZ), you may visit the recruitment website (

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 the application. For Hub specific questions, please address to Hub’s individual email "".