Chair Professor of Supply Chain Analytics

Hong Kong (HK)
Thursday, 13 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

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 staff strength of around 5,300 including 1,200 academic staff.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion.  Committed to academic excellence, PolyU aspires to become a leading university that excels in professional education, world-class research and partnership for the betterment of Hong Kong, the nation, and the world. For further details about the University, please visit PolyU’s website at



Chair Professor of Supply Chain Analytics (Ref. 20081205)

(Joint appointment between Department of Computing and Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies)

The Department of Computing (COMP) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, founded in 1974, pioneers the development of computing education in the territory. With over 45 years of success, COMP plays a strong role in undertaking world-class research and nurturing talents to support the advancement of society. Moving forward, COMP is determined to assert its position as the leader in interdisciplinary research and education in computing, generating worldwide benefits to mankind. COMP envisions it will become the influential icon in smart computing internationally. COMP has been widely recognised by the global community with its high positions in different world university rankings over the years.  It has been consistently placed among the top 100, even among the top 50 in some of the years, by all renowned global rankings, including QS World University Subject Rankings, Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Best Global Universities Rankings by the U.S. News & World Report. For more information about COMP, please visit the department’s website at

The Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies (LMS) is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Business. LMS offers a full range of degree programmes in supply chain and operations management, maritime studies and others. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach to establishing an area of excellence in logistics, supply chain, and operations management. It strives to be a key player in Hong Kong’s pursuit of becoming an international logistics hub. Its research portfolio lies in both academic and applied research. Professional services to industries are also provided by the academic staff in the form of consultancy in such areas as efficiency and quality improvement studies, market and operational analyses, optimisation, production, purchasing, and supply chain management. LMS also runs various self-financed programmes tailor-made to meet specific industry needs. Please visit the website at for more information about LMS.

Job Functions

The Chair Professor is expected to provide leadership in academic activities, including research, teaching and service in both departments.  We are seeking to appoint a senior academic with a proven track record and international research reputation in the related areas.

The appointee will be required to: 

(a)    provide leadership in all aspects of academic activities, including research, teaching and service, in both departments; 

(b)    provide leadership in promoting research collaboration, securing external research grants, and enhancing research quality and publication output; 

(c)    engage in scholarly research/high-level consultancy; 

(d)    supervise research students; 

(e)    teach and contribute to curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and 

(f)    contribute to academic administration and management in the University. 


Applicants should have: 

(a)    a doctoral degree in Supply Chain Management and Analytics or an IT-related field; 

(b)    an international reputation in research and scholarship; 

(c)    a strong record in attracting research funding and excellence in research outputs; 

(d)    a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning; and 

(e)    proven qualities of academic leadership. 

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

Terms of appointment and remuneration package are negotiable and highly competitive. For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at

Application and Nomination

Applicants are invited to send a detailed curriculum vitae by post, and direct any enquiries, to the Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to, quoting the position being applied for and the reference number.  It is optional for the applicants to include two to three reference letters in their applications.  Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.  Candidature may be obtained by nominations.  General information about the University is available at or from the Human Resources Office [Tel: (852) 2766 6562]. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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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