Professor / Associate Professor in Hospitality & Hotel Management / Tourism Management

Hong Kong (HK)
06 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
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 1,400.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.5 billion.


Professor / Associate Professor in Hospitality & Hotel Management / Tourism Management

(two posts) (Ref. 18090606)

The School of Hotel and Tourism Management offers a comprehensive range of programs in hospitality, tourism, and convention & event education at undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. The School currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and is staffed with 75 full-time faculty members drawn from 22 countries.

Rated No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017, placed No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism” subject area by the CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017 and ranked among the top 3 “Hospitality and Leisure Management” institutions globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, the SHTM is a symbol of excellence in the field, exemplifying its motto of Leading Hospitality and Tourism

In 2011, the School has moved into a US$170 million dedicated premises which includes a unique upscale teaching hotel, Hotel ICON (  Please visit the website at for more information about the School.


The appointees will be required to:

  • teach at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels;
  • initiate, lead and participate in research activities;  undertake academic administration duties; and perform any other duties as assigned by the Dean of School or his delegates.


Applicants should have:

  • a PhD or other recognised doctoral degree in a related discipline;
  • substantial university teaching experience and an excellent portfolio of teaching in respective areas; substantial managerial experience in the industry directly related to the position;
  • demonstrated academic leadership in hospitality and tourism through research, awards of research grants, scholarship and high level consultancy in respective areas;
  • and a track record of publication in internationally recognised journals in hospitality and tourism, with successful experience in research grant applications.

Preference will be given to those with a strong research orientation, the potential to publish in high quality scholarly journals and a good teaching record.  Applicants having at least two years of full time industry experiences in relevant areas are preferred.  Applicants with less experience will be considered for Associate Professor post. 

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor and Professor levels.  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 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 obtained via the above channels or 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.  Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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