Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Concrete Structures and Materials

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 / Assistant Professor in Concrete Structures and Materials (Ref. 231114010)                         

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering enjoys a high reputation in conducting application-oriented research and has well established connections with industry partners and government agencies in Hong Kong. It offers academic programmes at various levels. In addition to PhD and MSc programmes, the Department currently offers 5 undergraduate programmes, namely BEng(Hons) in Civil Engineering, BEng(Hons) in Civil Engineering (Structural and Fire Safety Engineering), BEng(Hons) in Civil Engineering (Smart Mobility) (Secondary Major: AI and Data Analysis), BEng(Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development and BSc(Hons) in Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health.

The Department currently has about 45 regular faculty members and 37 technical and administrative personnel, and is committed to international standards of excellence in teaching and research. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.


The appointee will be required to:

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

(b)   supervise student projects and theses;  

(c)   initiate, lead and participate in scholarly research in his / her area of expertise, which will lead to quality journal publications and in bidding for external research grants and projects;

(d)   undertake relevant administrative duties, including programme leadership, curriculum development, programme validation, accreditation, etc.; and

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


Applicants should:

(a)   have a PhD degree in Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering or a related discipline;  

(b)   have demonstrated research leadership in the area of concrete structures and materials;  

(c)   have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and academic advising;  

(d)   have a good record of research, publications and scholarship; and  

(e)   be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills and have good interpersonal skills.  

Applicants for appointment at Professor level should demonstrate a strong background in research with an international academic profile. They should also demonstrate excellent international reputation in research and possess an excellent record of academic leadership and research scholarship, both in terms of publications and funded research. Applicants with less experience will be considered for appointment at the level of Associate Professor / Assistant Professor. The job duty requirements and expectation would be in line with the appointed grade.

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 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 5 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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