Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Law

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
18 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Law, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Law (Department of Law) and the Faculty of Engineering (Department of Computer Science) (Ref.:  201801469) 

Applications are invited for a joint appointment as tenure-track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Law of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Engineering, to commence on August 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal, and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. Suitably qualified applicants may be considered for direct tenure at Associate Professor level and above.

The Faculty of Law is the longest established law school in Hong Kong. It plays a leading role in legal education in Hong Kong and Asia, through its various undergraduate, research postgraduate, and taught postgraduate programmes covering a wide range of legal subject areas. It is the largest and oldest law teaching institution in Hong Kong, currently consisting of over 80 teaching members drawn from more than 17 jurisdictions worldwide. 

The Faculty of Engineering is one of the founding Faculties of The University of Hong Kong.  The Department of Computer Science, being the fastest developing department in the Faculty, enjoys the reputation of providing high-quality education at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducting top-notch research in information technology. It has excellent computing resources and supporting facilities for teaching and research.

The Faculties are seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate to the position of Professor /Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Law, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship. The successful candidate will be expected to make a significant contribution to the Faculties’ research profiles by producing high-quality research and actively participating in research communities. He/she will also be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of teaching and supervision on the Faculties’ undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, in particular on the Law, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (“LITE”) Programme.

This is a joint appointment between the Faculty of Law (Department of Law) and the Faculty of Engineering (Department of Computer Science), with the former as the home department.  Information about the Faculties and departments can be found at,  Applicants are expected to have obtained an undergraduate degree (or a Juris Doctor degree) and a PhD in law, engineering, or an interdisciplinary area that crosses the two. The Faculties will also consider candidates who do not yet have a PhD but who are close to completion. They are also expected to show evidence of the potential to produce internationally excellent research. 

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered, as well as annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. 

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., details of relevant experience and course teaching interests, to the Department at  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at  Further particulars can be obtained at   Please indicate clearly on the form the post applied for and the reference number.  Closes October 15, 2018.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency