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Assistant Professor in Built Environment / Building Energy

Hong Kong
Closing date
12 Aug 2024

With over 85 years of rich heritage, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has evolved alongside society and made pivotal contributions to the development of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world. The University pursues world-class excellence in education and research, and it offers a wide range of programmes in six faculties and three independent schools. Besides ranked among the top 100 universities globally by well-known ranking organisations such as QS, THE and U.S. News & World Report, PolyU was ranked among the top 20 universities in three subjects and top 100 universities in 14 subjects/subject areas in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.


Assistant Professor in Built Environment / Building Energy (Ref. 240313008)

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) undertake teaching duties in the areas of Built Environment and Research Methodologies; 

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


Applicants should:

(a) have a PhD degree in Built Environment or Building Energy;

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

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

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

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.


Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website (  Consideration of applications will commence on 20 March 2024 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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