About the University

The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) is a non-profit private liberal-arts-oriented university with five Schools (Business, Communication, Decision Sciences, Humanities and Social Science, and Translation and Foreign Languages) and over 6,000 full-time students.  Adopting the unique “Liberal + Professional” education model, HSUHK is a residential institution which puts quality teaching and students’ all-round development as its highest priorities.   Aspiring to be a leading private university in the region, HSUHK features a primary focus on undergraduate education, top-quality faculty members, award-winning green campus facilities, innovative degree programmes, unique residential college system combining living and learning, interactive small class teaching, very close student-teacher relationship, RGC-funded impactful research, and excellent student development/support services. Listed among the top 200 worldwide on “Quality Education” and “Decent Work and Economic Growth” in Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2021, the University aims to nurture young talents with critical thinking, innovative minds, human caring, moral values and social responsibilities.

The University now invites application for the following position:

Department of Computing - Lecturer(s) (Part-time)
(Ref: PTL (COM) 2022-10-21)


The appointee(s) will be responsible for teaching one or more of the following undergraduate or postgraduate modules:

Undergraduate module

COM1006 Artificial Intelligence and Its Applications

This module aims to provide a broad overview of both classical and contemporary Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and their many applications.  It begins with the very concept of AI: what do we mean by intelligent computer applications, and the historical development of AI systems.  Next, from knowledge representation to problem solving, from neural networks to deep learning, the module then introduces the common AI technologies from the classical approaches to the recent developments in computational intelligence.  The scientific methodologies involved in the development of AI systems are discussed.  Recent developments in AI applications and their social implications are investigated.  This module is designed for students without computing or programming background.

COM3107 Machine Learning Techniques and Applications

Machine learning uses interdisciplinary techniques such as statistics, linear algebra, optimization, and computer science to create automated systems that can make predictions or decisions without human intervention.  This module familiarizes students with a broad cross-section of models and algorithms for machine learning.  It focuses on the neural networks, the supervised learning and the unsupervised learning. Open source platform (e.g., TensorFlow) will also be covered.

Postgraduate module

COM6102 Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing

This module offers an overview of current distributed computing technologies, and distributed algorithms, that underlie today's cloud computing applications.  The concepts and models covered in the module includes: cloud service models (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS), virtualization techniques, cloud infrastructure and networking, cloud and distributed storage (e.g., key-value/NoSQL stores), distributed algorithms (e.g., leader election, and failure recovery), etc.  We will also look at some industry frameworks such as Hadoop, Map/Reduce and Spark.

COM6103 Big Data Security and Privacy

The module examines the emerging trends and issues in security and privacy of big data applications, such as web and mobile services.  Big data analysis could be beneficial to businesses and the society, but in general it involves collection of sensitive or even confidential personal data, which could result in devastating consequences to the person, businesses, and the society if the data are mishandled. Hence, the module focuses on identifying selected aspects of security and privacy issues and challenges in such big data applications.  It explores existing approaches and available tools to enforce security and preserve privacy, and equips students with the ability to evaluate the security and privacy of a solution to a security and/or privacy issue.


Applicants Should

For teaching undergraduate modules, applicants should have a Master’s degree or above in related disciplines.  Relevant teaching experience at university level is preferred.  Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree and strong industrial experience in relevant fields will also be considered.

For teaching postgraduate modules, applicants should have a Doctoral degree in related disciplines.  Relevant teaching experience at university level is preferred.  Applicants with a Master’s degree and strong industrial experience in relevant fields will also be considered.

Please state clearly which of the above modules you can teach.


The appointee is expected to assume duty in January 2023Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested applicant should visit this link https://recruit.hsu.edu.hk/ to apply for the position.  Review of applications will begin soon until the position is filled.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in this exercise.

Applicants who are not invited to an interview within three months may consider their applications unsuccessful.  All information received will be treated in strict confidence, and the data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.  The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request.

The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, incorporated in Hong Kong with limited liability by guarantee, is an equal opportunity employer.


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