Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering/Science

Hong Kong (HK)
12 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200.  The total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is close to HK$6.6 billion (US$845 million) per year. 


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 offers 3 undergraduate programmes, namely BEng(Hons) in Civil Engineering, BEng(Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development and BSc(Hons) in Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health. The Department currently has about 40 faculty members and 36 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.

Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering/Science (Ref. 16101101)

The appointee will be required to (a) teach relevant undergraduate and postgraduate environmental subjects, such as Environmental Impact Assessment, Sustainable Development, Occupational Health, Safety Technology, and other environment related subjects; (b) supervise student projects and theses; (c) initiate, lead and participate in research activities; and (d) undertake other relevant duties, including programme leadership, curriculum development, programme validation and 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 Environmental Engineering/Science or Environmental/Occupational Safety and Health or Civil Engineering (major in Environmental Engineering); (b) have solid experience in teaching and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; (c) have a good record of research and scholarship; and (d) be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills and have good interpersonal skills.

Remuneration and 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  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application. 


Please submit application form via email to; by fax at (852) 2764 3374; or by mail to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.  If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.  Initial consideration of applications will commence on 25 October 2016.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at