Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Construction & Real Estate Economics

Hong Kong (HK)
16 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2019
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 academic staff strength of around 1,400.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion.  

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Construction & Real Estate Economics (Ref. 19041602) 

The Department of Building and Real Estate is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Construction and Environment. The Department offers a full range of programmes leading to the awards of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science. It has an undergraduate student body of over 750 full-time students and over 170 part-time students, and a postgraduate student body of over 300. The Department currently has a total of 25 full-time academic staff, 23 technical and administrative staff and over 100 research personnel. The Department is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department. 

The Department is looking for enthusiastic, established and suitably qualified person with a PhD degree to join the Department to take part in a number of teaching and research activities.

The appointee will be required to (a) undertake teaching duties at various levels in the area of Construction and Real Estate Economics which covers, but not limited to Finance, Economics and Measurement; (b) supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and theses; (c) conduct research in related areas and contribute to the development of the Department’s research strengths; (d) initiate, lead and participate in scholarly research in their areas of expertise and be active in research leading to quality journal publications and in bidding for external research grants and applied research projects; (e) engage in programme/curriculum planning, development and administration; (f) undertake relevant administrative duties; and (g) undertake any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.

Applicants should (a) have a PhD degree in a related discipline; (b) have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; (c) have a proven record in research and scholarship; and (d) be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills and have good interpersonal skills.  Preference will be given to those with a demonstrated track record and expertise in research.  Applicants should state clearly the rank they apply for.  Applicants for appointment at Associate Professor level should have substantial years of relevant post-qualification experience and an excellent record of relevant academic and research achievement.  

Remuneration and Conditions of Service 
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor level.  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. Consideration of applications will commence on 2 July 2019 until the position is filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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