Thursday, 18 March 2021 09:44

New Post-doctoral Fellow/Research Associate | Division of Public Policy

The Division of Public Policy (PPOL) seeks to recruit a new Post-doctoral Fellow/Research Associate with specialty in the broad areas of urban policy, including transportation, land use, economic development, housing, and social equity.  Main tasks of the appointee include conducting research on a wide range of urban topics which will be determined by the faculty supervisor, assisting in supervising PhD and Master students in the team, and developing his/her own research agenda.

Applicants should have a recognized PhD degree in relevant discipline, including but not limited to, transportation engineering, urban planning, urban studies, regional science, geography, urban economics, and public policy.  The successful applicant is expected to have strong analytical skills, sense of responsibility, responsiveness to fast-paced research environment, and excellent independent research ability.  The candidate must have been well trained in quantitative research methodologies such as statistical analysis, big data analytics, machine learning and/or GIS.  Familiarity with qualitative research methods is a plus.  Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. (Duration: 1 year, with a possibility of 1-year renewal subject to performance and funding)

Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits.  Contract renewal will be subject to performance, funding availability and mutual agreement.  

Please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website ( and return it online together with (a) a curriculum vitae; (b) a letter of intent describing their motivation, qualifications, skills and experience relevant to this position; (c) 2-5 writing samples (e.g., working papers, journal publications); and (d) 2-3 reference letters to the Human Resources Office on or before Friday, 16 April 2021.  

For enquiries, please contact Dr. Pengyu ZHU (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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