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Chair Professor / Professor of Accounting

Hong Kong
Closing date
12 Nov 2024


Chair Professor / Professor of Accounting (Ref. 240405013)

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.

The School of Accounting and Finance is one of the constituent units of the Faculty of Business and is the longest established accounting school in Hong Kong with over 80 full-time academic as well as teaching staff in the areas of accounting, finance, economics, and law. The School has adequate resources to support a variety of research interests and activities, and has comparative advantage in promoting cross-disciplinary research that is needed in the modern business world. The School has maintained an excellent network with overseas and Mainland China institutions for collaborative work.

The research of our Faculty of Business has been ranked 41st in the world (The UTD Top 100 Worldwide Business School Rankings based on Research Contributions for the period 2019-2023)During the last few years, faculty members were successful in publishing their research papers in top-tier refereed journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

The HKSAR is an international city located strategically at the heart of Asia and is the gateway to Mainland China, with excellent transport links to major international cities. The University’s campus is located near the harbour connecting Kowloon and the Hong Kong Island, and in the vicinity of Tsim Sha Tsui, which is the most popular area for visitors. Please visit the website at for more information about the School.

The School is now inviting applications for the position of Chair Professor / Professor in Accounting. Enquiries about the post specification can be forwarded to Prof. Nancy Su, Head of the School of Accounting and Finance.


The appointee will be required to:

(a)   provide leadership in all aspects of academic activities, including research, teaching and service in the School;  

(b)   provide leadership in promoting research collaboration, securing external research grants as well as enhancing research quality and publication output; 

(c)   engage in scholarly research/high-level consultancy;  

(d)   facilitate the School to gain and increase visibility and international connections; 

(e)   engage in the supervision of research students;  

(f)   teach and contribute to curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;  

(g)   contribute to academic administration and management in the University; and  

(h)   perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of School or her delegates.


Applicants should have:

(a)   a PhD degree in Accounting or other closely related areas;  

(b)   research achievements of international standing in Accounting disciplines;  

(c)   a strong record in attracting research funding and excellence in research outputs;  

(d)   a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning;  

(e)   a global perspective, proven qualities of academic leadership, and a demonstrated ability of fostering collaboration with faculty members from different cultural and research backgrounds in teaching, intellectual contributions and service activities; and  

(f)   ability to bring more visibility, prestige and reputation to the University.  

(g)   Preference will be given to those with experience in the professional discipline and a recognised professional qualification. Interdisciplinary leadership experience would be considered as a major asset. 

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement need not re-apply.

Conditions of Service

Terms of appointment and remuneration package are negotiable and highly competitive.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at

Application and Nomination

The University invites applications and nominations for this appointment.  Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website (  Candidature may also be recommended by nominations via email to the Chairman of the Faculty Staffing Committee (Chair Professors) at Consideration of applications and nominations will commence on 25 June 2024 until the position is filled.  General information about the University is available at or from the Human Resources Office [Tel: (852) 2766 4116].  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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