Research Assistant Professor in Hospitality and Hotel Management / Tourism Management 

Hong Kong (HK)
02 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time



Research Assistant Professor in Hospitality and Hotel Management / Tourism Management 
(two posts)
(Ref. 20060202)

The School of Hotel and Tourism Management offers a comprehensive range of programmes in hospitality, tourism, and convention and event education at undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.  The School currently enrolls about 1,400 students from 50 countries/regions and is staffed with 70 full-time faculty members drawn from 21 countries/regions. 

Rated No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019, placed No. 1 globally in the “Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services” category in the University Ranking by Academic Performance in 2018/2019 and ranked No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism” subject area by the CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017, the SHTM is a symbol of excellence in the field, exemplifying its motto of Leading Hospitality and Tourism.  

Through Hotel ICON (, the School’s groundbreaking teaching and research hotel and a vital aspect of its paradigm-shifting approach to hospitality and tourism education, the SHTM is advancing teaching, learning and research, inspiring a new generation of passionate, pioneering professionals to take their positions as leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry.  Please visit the website at for more information about the School. 


The appointees will be required to:

(a)    conduct research as the main duty and actively pursue external research grants, such as General Research Fund, as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator;

(b)    provide teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level; 

(c)    contribute to departmental service; and

(d)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Dean of School or his delegates.


Applicants should have:

(a)        a PhD or other recognised doctoral degree in a related discipline;

(b)    a strong track record or potential for undertaking high quality research for journal publications and research grant writing;

(c)    a track record of university teaching experience and an excellent portfolio of teaching in respective areas; and

(d)    excellent English communication and writing skills.

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 experience in relevant areas are preferred.  

Remuneration and Conditions of Service 

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Appointments will only be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please send a completed application form by post 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 should commence in mid-June 2020 until the positions are 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.   

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