Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor in Real Estate
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Real Estate and Construction (01200)
Categories: Professoriate Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor in Real Estate in the Department of Real Estate and Construction (Ref. 509126), to commence on July 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, 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. Exceptionally outstanding candidates may be considered for appointment on tenure terms.
The Department of Real Estate and Construction (REC) enjoys a world-class reputation for its research and teaching in real estate and construction management. It runs long-established, highly successful, and competitive professional education programmes, with alumni holding senior positions in the public and private sectors. Its academic staff has a broad spectrum of expertise, covering virtually every aspect of construction, urban, real estate, and conservation, with a growing interest in digital technologies and data analytics. Being a part of the Faculty of Architecture, REC contributes to the world ranking of 14th under the QS University Subject Rankings 2021 in Built Environment. Its research quality is ranked 1st in the Built Environment panel according to the Hong Kong Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2020. More information about REC can be viewed at http://www.arch.hku.hk/rec/.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Real Estate Economics or related fields, and an excellent track record of impactful research on international real estate markets, with good international standing in the field. The appointee is expected to commit to high-quality scholarship and teaching, attract competitive grants, and provide leadership and services to the Department and Faculty. He/She may be invited to provide academic leadership in property technology, which is one of the strategic areas of the Department.
The appointee is also 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, housing, landscape, planning, real estate, surveying, transport, urban design, urban economics, and urban studies. Information about HKUrbanLabs is available at http://www.arch.hku.hk/research/introduction/.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and/or 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 applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., a research plan for the next three years, and a teaching statement. Review of applications will commence on January 1, 2022 and continue until February 28, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.