Tenure-track Faculty

Job Description & Qualification


Department of Accounting

Faculty Position Available From Fall 2023

The Department of Accounting of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) seeks candidates for tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks to begin in Fall 2023. Visiting appointment will be considered if the tenure-track positions are not filled.


Candidates should possess a doctoral degree or be near completion of the degree and should have a serious commitment to scholarly research and teaching. Candidates should provide evidence of their ability and achievements commensurate with the rank sought.

Salary, teaching load and faculty support are comparable to top US business schools and based on qualifications.

Application Procedure

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a road paper, and three letters of reference. Applications should be addressed to:

Professor Kevin C W Chen
Chair Professor, Department of Accounting
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Electronic submission to acctfasearch@ust.hk is preferred.

About the Organization


HKUST offers a world-class faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a strong commitment to high-quality academic research. Reasonable teaching loads, active research workshops, generous research funding, and an extensive collection of accounting databases combine to create an excellent research environment.

In recent years, HKUST has ranked among the top in the world in faculty research studies published in top academic accounting journals. The HKUST Research Symposium attracts the world's prominent scholars to exchange cutting-edge research ideas.

Together with HKUST’s top-quality departments in economics, finance, information systems, management, and marketing, the HKUST Department of Accounting offers or participates in a full range of degree and executive programs. These include undergraduate, PhD, MBA, Executive MBA, and MSc in Accounting and Finance programs plus a range of company and open-enrollment executive programs.

HKUST's Executive MBA program offered jointly with the Kellogg School of Northwestern University ranks top in the world, and HKUST's MBA program consistently ranks among the world's top 20 (Financial Times). HKUST was the first accounting program outside North America to be accredited by AACSB. HKUST attracts top undergraduate and graduate students from Hong Kong, China and around the world.


The spectacular 150-acre campus overlooking the South China Sea offers tranquil surroundings, lush open spaces, breathtaking views, and outstanding athletic and academic facilities just minutes from the exciting hustle and bustle of downtown Hong Kong. The recent opening of the Lee Shau Kee Business Building signifies a new era in the School’s development.

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The university provides a minimum (for hires at the assistant professor rank) cash housing allowance of $18,500 per year (in addition to normal salary). In lieu of this cash allowance, faculty can choose to live in spacious furnished on-campus housing on campus at a highly subsidized rate.


Appointments of two year or longer in duration come with 15 percent cash bonuses. Health insurance and moving allowances are also provided. The effective income tax rate in Hong Kong is a maximum of 15%.

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Job ID

ID: J12180