THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

Assistant Professor in Urban Sustainability Policy

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
Tuesday, 18 June 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,400.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion. 

DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND REAL ESTATE

Assistant Professor in Urban Sustainability Policy (Ref. 19061811)

The Department of Building and Real Estate is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Construction and Environment. The Department offers a full range of programmes leading to the awards of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science. It has an undergraduate student body of over 750 full-time students and over 170 part-time students, and a postgraduate student body of over 300. The Department currently has a total of 25 full-time academic staff, 22 technical and administrative staff and over 100 research personnel. The Department is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. Please visit the website at http://www.bre.polyu.edu.hk/ for more information about the Department.

The Department is looking for an enthusiastic, established and suitably qualified person with a PhD degree to join the Department to take part in a number of teaching and research activities.

The appointee will be required to

(a) undertake teaching duties at various levels in the area of Urban Sustainability Policy and Law which covers, but not limited to,  Planning and Development, Urban Planning and Design, and law subjects related to property development;
(b) supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and theses;
(c) conduct research in related areas and contribute to the development of the Department’s research strengths;
(d) initiate, lead and participate in scholarly research in his/her areas of expertise and be active in research leading to quality journal publications and in bidding for external research grants and applied research projects;
(e) engage in programme/curriculum planning, development and administration; (f) undertake relevant administrative duties; and
(g) undertake any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.

Applicants should

(a) have a PhD degree in a related discipline;
(b) have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research;
(c) have a proven record in research and scholarship; and
(d) be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills and have good interpersonal skills. 

Preference will be given to those with a demonstrated track record and expertise in research.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/TC.htm.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application. 

Application

Please send a completed application form to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk.  Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php.  If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Consideration of applications will commence on 1 August 2019 until the position is filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/pics.php.

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.  

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