Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Urban Economics

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
11 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
09 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Real Estate and Construction (01200)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Urban Economics in the Department of Real Estate and Construction (Ref. 500291), to commence on September 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post will be on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The Department of Real Estate and Construction (REC) enjoys a world class reputation for research and teaching. The Department runs long established, highly successful, and very competitive undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, with alumni holding senior positions in both the public and private sectors. The academic staff’s research expertise spans the land conversion process making for a dynamic research environment. REC is one of the three departments in the Faculty of Architecture, which ranked 13th in the world under the QS University Subject Rankings 2019 in the subject area of Built Environment. Information about the Department can be obtained at

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field and a track record of research in urban or housing economics. They should also have a demonstrated potential to contribute to the Department's and the Faculty's interdisciplinary research agenda. The appointee is expected to teach and lead courses that involve the application of urban economic theories and spatial models to urban areas and housing markets at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The undergraduate and taught Masters programmes offered by the Department are accredited by a number of international and local professional bodies. Experience in teaching a profession-oriented or studio-based programme would be an advantage.

The appointee will be expected to develop his/her research in the context of HKUrbanLabs, the research arm of the Faculty of Architecture. The labs draw together the research and outreach energies of scholars of architecture, conservation, construction management, housing, landscape, planning, real estate, surveying, transport, urban design, urban economics and urban studies. Information about HKUrbanLabs is available at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 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.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter, a research plan for the next three years, a statement on teaching philosophy, and outlines of three proposed undergraduate courses.

Closes July 9, 2020.

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