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Professor / Associate Professor in Real Estate / Urban Sustainability / Architecture

With 85 years of rich heritage, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has evolved alongside our society and made pivotal contributions to the development of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world. PolyU pursues world-class excellence in education and research, and it offers a wide range of programmes in six faculties and three independent schools. Besides ranking among the top 100 universities globally by both THE and QS World University Rankings, PolyU was placed among the top 50 universities in four disciplines in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, with three of them ranking 1st in Hong Kong.


Professor / Associate Professor in Real Estate / Urban Sustainability / Architecture (Ref. 231027001)

The Department of Building and Real Estate is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Construction and Environment. The Department offers a full range of programmes leading to the awards of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science. It has an undergraduate student body of 550 full-time students and a postgraduate student body of over 450. The Department currently has a total of 30 full-time academic / teaching staff, 20 technical and administrative staff and over 100 research personnel. The Department is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.

The Department is looking for enthusiastic, established and suitably qualified person with a PhD degree to join the Department to take part in a number of teaching and research activities.


The appointee will be required to:

(a)   conduct research in related areas and contribute to the development of the Department’s strategic research area of real estate / urban sustainability / architecture;  

(b)   initiate, lead and participate in scholarly research in his/her area of expertise and be active in research leading to quality journal publications and in bidding for external research grants and projects;  

(c)   be responsible for developing externally-funded research programme by supervising / coaching students at bachelor / master / PhD / doctoral degree level;  

(d)   contribute to the success of the Department by initiating new internal and external collaborations and proactive participation;  

(e)   undertake teaching duties in the relevant subject areas at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;  

(f)   participate in programme / curriculum planning, development and administration of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes;  

(g)   mentor and nurture the next generation of scholars and researchers;  

(h)   undertake relevant administrative duties; and  

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


Applicants should:

(a)   have a PhD degree in a related area;  

(b)   have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and academic advising;

(c)   have a proven record in research and scholarship achievement;  

(d)   possess effective classroom teaching skills and good interpersonal skills;  

(e)   have experience in acquiring external research funding, including national, international funding bodies and industries; and  

(f)   have excellent communication, organisation, leadership and strong cooperation skills, and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.  

Applicants are expected to possess distinguished academic credentials with internationally prominent research and teaching track record.  

Applicants with less experience will be considered for appointment at the level of Associate Professor.

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor and 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 1 December 2023 until the position is 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.

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