Postdoc Recruitment

Dr. Corey Xu, Assistant Professor of the Innovation, Policy and Entrepreneurship (IPE) Thrust of the Society Hub at HKUST(GZ), seeks a Postdoctoral fellow with background in the following area(s):

  • Big data analytics
  • Spatial econometrics
  • Smart city
  • Urban governance
  • Social equity

The appointee is expected to demonstrate strong data analysis skills as well as domain knowledge in public policy or related disciplines. The appointee will play a key role in developing both theoretical and applied thematic area research. The appointment starting time is in Spring 2023. Applicants must hold an earned PhD by appointment start date.

English is the medium of instruction at HKUST (GZ). HKUST (GZ) is committed to diversity in recruitment and equal opportunity employment. We strongly encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to submit their applications.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

Remuneration is highly competative with top institutions internationally.

The duration of this position is 2 years.


Please submit the application via the HKUST/HKUST(GZ) Recruitment System ( using Job ID: 5199. Please read the thrust-wide posting [here]. A letter of interest and CV are the minimal required documents for screening purpose. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to one or more rounds of online interviews.

Review of applications will continue until that position is filled. We thank applicants for their interest. Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of their application.


HKUST is a world-class research-intensive university that focuses on science, technology and business as well as humanities and social science. HKUST offers an international campus, and a holistic and interdisciplinary pedagogy to nurture well-rounded graduates with global vision, a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking. HKUST achieved outstanding ratings in the Research Assessment Exercise 2020 of Hong Kong’s University Grants Committee, and is ranked as the world’s best young university in Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings 2020. Its graduates were ranked 26th worldwide and among the best from universities from Asia in Global University Employability Survey 2020.

The development of our new Guangzhou campus creates an exceptional opportunity for the systematic development of cross-disciplinary programs in concert with the disciplinary-oriented efforts on our Hong Kong campus. We envision a Unified System that promotes complementary University campuses while avoiding duplicating programs. The complementary academic structure allows establishment of new intellectual domains to fit the University’s diverse goals, and promotes collaboration and integration between campuses, including facilities and services, policies and mechanisms, and professional standards.


For questions regarding the recruitment system or general inquiries, please reach us at For further information on the position, please contact Dr. Corey Xu at

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