The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Mathematics

383 23911Position ID: HKUST-POSTDOCPM [#23911]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Positions
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong 00000, China [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Geometric Representation Theory, Algebraic Geometry, and Low-dimensional Topology
Application Deadline: 2024/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/11/20)
Position Description:    

HKUST is a world-class research institution. It is ranked fourteenth in Asia by the QS World University ranking and No. 60 in the world. Located in the beautiful Clear Water Bay area, the HKUST campus has a magnificent ocean view and is widely known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. The city of Hong Kong ranks among the most dynamic cities in the world, offering hard-to-beat cuisine and convenience.

The Department of Mathematics of HKUST is seeking promising early-career researchers for an attractive two-year postdoctoral position in one of the following areas: geometric representation theory, algebraic geometry, and low-dimensional topology, broadly construed. The possibility of renewal is subject to satisfactory performance and mutual agreement. The appointee will work in the research group of Prof. Quoc Ho (, whose current research interests lie in the intersection of geometric representation theory, quantum knot invariants, and higher/∞-categories. The teaching load of the position is light, with one course each academic year. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree (by the start of the appointment), with a strong research track record in their respective expertise. They should demonstrate ability to conduct independent research, have excellent communication skills, and be able to work collaboratively in a team environment. An excellent command of written and spoken English is required. Experience in teaching (in English) is a plus.

Interested applicants should submit their application materials on
  1. An up-to-date CV
  2. A cover letter
  3. A list of publications
  4. At least two academic references (including their PhD supervisor)
  5. A teaching reference (optional)
  6. Thesis Abstract (up to 1 A4 page)
  7. A research proposal (up to 10 A4 pages) for the proposed duration of the appointment.
Review of applications will commence on December 15, 2023, and continue until the positions are filled. For additional information on the position, please contact Quoc Ho (

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Department of Mathematics
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