Assistant Professor in Computational Structural Engineering

Hong Kong
Tuesday, 24 August 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 28 February 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 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 1,200. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.6 billion. 


Assistant Professor in Computational Structural Engineering (Ref. 21082411)

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering enjoys a high reputation in conducting application-oriented research and has well established connections with industry partners and government agencies in Hong Kong. It offers academic programmes at various levels. In addition to PhD and MSc programmes, the Department currently offers 4 undergraduate programmes, namely BEng(Hons) in Civil Engineering, BEng(Hons) in Structural and Fire Safety Engineering, BEng(Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development, and BSc(Hons) in Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health; and will adopt a scheme-based admission for undergraduate students effective from 2022/23 intake cohort. The Department currently has about 42 regular faculty members and 37 technical and administrative personnel, and is committed to international standards of excellence in teaching and research. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.


The appointee will be required to:

(a)    teach relevant undergraduate and postgraduate subjects in Structural Engineering such as Structural Mechanics, Design of Steel Structures, and Façade Engineering;

(b)    supervise student projects and theses;  

(c)    initiate, lead and participate in research activities;

(d)    undertake relevant administrative duties, including programme leadership, curriculum development, programme validation, accreditation, etc.; and

(e)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.


Applicants should:

(a)    have a PhD degree in Structural Engineering with a first degree in Civil Engineering;

(b)    have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research;

(c)    have a good record of research, publications and scholarship;  

(d)    be able to demonstrate effective classroom / online teaching skills and have good interpersonal skills;

(e)    have demonstrated excellent potential for developing a successful academic career; and  

(f)    possess research interest in, but not limited to, one or more of the following areas:

  • Computational Structural Engineering;
  •  Structural Mechanics;
  •  Steel Structures;
  •  Tall Buildings.

Preference will be given to those with relevant professional qualifications and work experience as a civil or structural engineer.

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  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application. 


Please send a completed application form by post, providing the names and addresses of three referees, to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to Application forms can be downloaded from 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 7 September 2021 until the position is filled. 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.