THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant Professor in Accounting / Finance / Economics

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
13 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
31 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
 
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 1,200.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion.  

SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE 

Research Assistant Professor in Accounting / Finance / Economics (several posts) (Ref. 20111310) 

The School of Accounting and Finance is the longest established accounting school in Hong Kong with over 80 full-time academic staff in the areas of accounting, finance, economics, and law. The School has adequate resources to support a variety of research interests and activities, and has comparative advantage in promoting cross-disciplinary research that is needed in the modern business world. The School has maintained an excellent network with overseas and Chinese mainland institutions for collaborative work. 

The research of our Faculty of Business has been ranked 61st in the world (The UTD Top 100 Worldwide Business School Rankings based on research contributions for the period 2015-2019). During the last few years, faculty members were successful in publishing their research papers in top-tier refereed journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Economics.  

The HKSAR is an international city located strategically at the heart of Asia and is the gateway to China, with excellent transport links to major international cities. The University’s campus is located near the harbour connecting Kowloon and the Hong Kong Island, and in the vicinity of Tsim Sha Tsui, which is the most popular area for visitors. 

Please visit the website at http://www.af.polyu.edu.hk for more information about the School. The School is now inviting applications for the position of Research Assistant Professor in Accounting/ Finance/Economics. Enquiries about the post specification can be forwarded to Prof. C.S. Agnes Cheng, Head of the School of Accounting and Finance. 

Duties

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 quality teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level; 

(c)    supervise student projects;

(d)    contribute to departmental service; and

(e)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of School or her delegates. 

Qualifications

Applicants should:

(a)    have a doctoral degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or a related discipline;

(b)    have demonstrated promise of a high level of creative ability in research and teaching in some subdivisions of his/her field;

(c)    be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills; and

(d)    have good communication skills and excellent command of English.

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.

Application 

Please send a completed application form by post with the names and addresses of two referees to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk.  Application forms can be downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php. If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/pics.php

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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