Research Assistant Professor in Air Pollution and Health


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$7.4 billion.


Research Assistant Professor in Air Pollution and Health (Ref. 19022510)

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering enjoys a high international reputation in research on atmospheric science and human health and has well-established connections with industry partners and government agencies in Hong Kong and overseas. The Department, together with the Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD), which is a university-wide research institute established for developing innovative solutions for sustainable high-density cities by capitalizing on the living laboratory of Hong Kong's urban environment and the multidisciplinary expertise of PolyU, are seeking a highly motivated individual with a PhD degree with research expertise in air pollution and health. The new appointee will add to the existing research strengths in environmental science and engineering of the Department and the Institute.

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The appointee will be required to:

(a) initiate, lead and participate in research activities in the area of air pollution and human health, especially the toxicity of urban PM2.5

(b) teach relevant undergraduate and postgraduate subjects such as Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Management Systems, and Contaminated Land and Sediment etc.; 

(c) supervise student projects and theses;

(d) undertake relevant administrative duties; 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 Environmental Science, with a first degree in Biology or Chemistry;

(b) have a strong record of research and scholarship in the area of air pollution and human health, including various toxicity assessments (in vetro and in vivo methods); 

(c) be able to conduct effective classroom teaching; and

(d) have demonstrated excellent potential for developing a successful academic career.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

The remuneration package for the Research Assistant Professor post is the same as an Assistant Professor post.  A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.   Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract for one year.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. 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.  The closing date for application is Monday, 18 March 2019.  Applicants who are not invited to an interview within two months from the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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