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Chair Professor/Professor in Digital Social Science

BNU-HKBU United International College
China (CN)
Commencing salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience.
Posted Date
Feb 28, 2023

Job Details

UIC now invites candidates for this position which is expected to be filled in September 2023: 


Chair Professor/Professor in Digital Social Science (Ref: FHSS230210)


Job Description
Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas and their applications to broad disciplines of humanities and social sciences: Smart City; Computational Social Science; Geographic Information Science; Urban Science and Informatics; Digital Cartography; Geospatial Big Data; AI and Machine Learning; Digital Culture and Society; Urban Governance, Innovation, Planning and Design etc.

Job Requirement 
Candidates should have a PhD degree in a related discipline. Successful candidates are expected to be well-established international scholar in the field who committed to excellence in undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and research. Candidates are also expected to be academic and intellectual leader who are responsible to build and uplift a new-born and exciting program of Digital Social Sciences into a fledged program with cutting-edging and reputation in GBA, China. The candidate is required to work with the administrative team of the Department and Faculty and welcome – as well as initiate – relevant collaborations with other Departments and Faculties across the college. Preference will be given to candidates who are already recognized as or equivalent to international and national high/top level scholars.  Academic rank will be determined in accordance with successful candidate’s experience and research accomplishments.

Salary is highly competitive of international standard and will be commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience. Fringe benefits include housing allowance, leave, medical and social insurance. 


Appointment Terms

Continuation of appointment beyond the initial term will be subject to mutual agreement. 


Application Procedures

*Please complete the job application form and upload the requested documents online:

*If you failed to submit your application online, please send your application by emailing to Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a completed "Job Application Form" which can be downloaded from Please indicate the position being applied for, including the field of expertise, level and reference number.

The College reserves the right not to fill this position, or to extend the search until suitable candidates are identified or to make an appointment by invitation.


Located in the beautiful coastal city of Zhuhai, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC) is the first full-scale cooperation in higher education between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, jointly founded by Beijing Normal University (BNU) and Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). Since its first student enrolment in 2005, with the aim of serving China and the world, UIC has built a new model for liberal arts education in China by tapping into traditional Chinese and Western cultural resources. The College has established the Divisions of Business and Management, Culture and Creativity, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Technology, in addition to the Graduate School. With English as the medium of instruction, UIC offers 28 undergraduate programmes, and is approved to offer nine research and five taught postgraduate programmes for about 8,000 students. For more information about UIC, please click on


UIC focuses on its teaching and considers research an integral component of ensuring academic quality, with international faculty members from more than 30 countries and regions as well as the world's top universities, providing students with the best academic resources and advanced teaching methods. As of March 2021, the College has attracted many tip-top scholars who together have nudged UIC into the nation’s top 100 in the concentration of high-calibre talents. We globally invite talents to shape the education landscape in the vibrant Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

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