​​​​​​​Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Shipping, Maritime

Hong Kong
26 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2024
Contract Type
Full Time


Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Shipping, Maritime and Transport Studies (Ref. 230925014)

The Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Business. The Department offers a full range of degree programmes in supply chain and operations management, maritime studies and others. The Department takes a multi-disciplinary approach to establishing an area of excellence in logistics, supply chain, and operations management. It strives to be a key player in Hong Kong’s pursuit to become an international logistics hub.

The Department’s research portfolio lies in both academic and applied research. Professional services to industries are also provided by the academic staff in the form of consultancy in such areas as efficiency and quality improvement studies, market and operational analyses, optimisation, production, purchasing, and supply chain management. The Department also runs various self-financed programmes tailor-made to meet specific industry needs.

Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.


The appointees will be required to:

(a)   undertake teaching duties at various levels in the area of Shipping, Maritime and Transport Studies;  

(b)   supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and theses;  

(c)   conduct research in related areas and contribute to the development of the Department’s research strengths;  

(d)   initiate, lead and participate in scholarly research in their areas of expertise and be active in research leading to quality journal publications and in bidding for external research grants and applied research projects;  

(e)   engage in programme/curriculum planning, development and administration;  

(f)   undertake relevant administrative duties; and  

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


Applicants should have:

(a)   a PhD degree in a related discipline;

(b)   solid experience in teaching and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research;

(c)   a proven record in research and scholarships; and

(d)   qualities of creativity, initiative and leadership.

Preference will be given to those with prior business/managerial experience in related industries.

Applicants for appointment at Professor or Associate Professor level should have substantial years of relevant post-qualification experience and an excellent record of relevant academic and/or research achievement.  Applicants with less experience will be considered for appointment as Assistant Professor.

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor / Professor levels. For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at


Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website ( Consideration of applications will commence on 16 October 2023 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.