Chair Professor of Marketing

Hong Kong
26 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Feb 2023
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 staff strength of around 5,000, including 1,240 academic staff. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.2 billion. Committed to academic excellence, PolyU aspires to become a leading university that excels in professional education, world-class research and partnership for the betterment of Hong Kong, the nation and the world.  For further details about the University, please visit PolyU’s website at


Chair Professor of Marketing (Ref. 220923008)

The Department of Management and Marketing (MM) is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Business. MM is dedicated to providing cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills for students in three key areas of business - ManagementMarketing, and Management Information Systems. MM offers a full range of programmes leading to the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, and Bachelor of Business Administration. Recent PhD graduates have been placed in top universities in Hong Kong, mainland China, and overseas.

The department currently has around 60 full-time academics who are actively involved in research, consultancy and management development work with businesses in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland, and internationally. MM also has two well-established centers – Center for Leadership & Innovation (CLI) and Asian Center for Branding & Marketing (ACBM) – that produce leading research outputs. The Department is also committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service to the community.

The Marketing group has 16 faculty members with expertise in consumer behaviour, marketing strategy, and analytical modelling, who publish regularly in the top journals in the field. MM also includes productive research faculty members in management and management information systems. Please visit the website at for more information about MM.

MM is now inviting applications or nominations for the post of Chair Professor of Marketing.


The Chair Professor is expected to provide leadership in academic activities, including research, teaching, and service in MM. We are seeking to appoint a senior academic with a proven track record and international research reputation in Marketing.

The appointee will be required to:

(a)   provide leadership in all aspects of academic activities, including research, teaching, and service in the Department;  

(b)   provide leadership in promoting research collaboration, securing external research grants, and enhancing research quality and publication output;  

(c)   engage in scholarly research/high-level consultancy;  

(d)   supervise research students;  

(e)   teach and contribute to curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;  

(f)   contribute to academic administration and management in the University; and  

(g)   perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Unit or his delegates.  


Applicants should have:

(a)   a doctoral degree in Marketing or a related field;  

(b)   an international reputation in research and scholarship;  

(c)   a strong record in attracting research funding and excellence in research outputs;  

(d)   a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning; and

(e)   proven qualities of academic leadership.  

Conditions of Service

Terms of appointment and remuneration package are negotiable and highly competitive at the global level. For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at

Application and Nomination

The University invites applications and nominations for this appointment.  Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website ( Candidature may also be obtained by nominations via email to the Search Committee at Consideration of applications and nominations will commence on 31 October 2022 until the position is filled. General information about the University is available at or from the Human Resources Office [Tel: (852) 2766 4116]. 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.