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Assistant Professor in Intelligent Construction

Hong Kong
Closing date
6 Oct 2024

Job Details

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, research and knowledge transfer to nurture socially responsible leaders and professionals, as well as to drive impactful research and innovation. PolyU will strive to continually excel as an innovative world-class university that makes a positive impact on society, living up to the University’s motto: “To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind”.   Ranked among the top 100 universities globally by well-known ranking organisations such as Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Times Higher Education (THE) and U.S. News & World Report, PolyU offers a wide range of world-class educational and research programmes in six faculties and three independent schools. PolyU has furthermore achieved remarkable results in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024 – it is ranked in the global top 20 for five subjects, is first in Hong Kong for four subjects, and is in the global top 100 for 21 subjects.  


Assistant Professor in Intelligent Construction (Ref. 240507004)

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 Intelligent Construction, Construction Information Technology, Construction Automation and Robotics; 

(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 Construction Automation and Sensory Technologies or related disciplines;

(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.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  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 25 May 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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