Associate Professor/Assistant Professor - Department of Building and Real Estate

Hong Kong (HK)
09 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Apr 2017
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 1,300.  The total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is close to HK$7 billion (US$900 million) per year. 
Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Construction & Real Estate Economics / Construction & Real Estate Management / Urban Sustainability Policy
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 over 680 full-time students and over 350 part-time students, and a postgraduate student body of over 400. The Department currently has a total of 37 full-time academic staff and 23 technical and administrative staff. 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 persons with a PhD degree to join the Department to take part in a number of teaching and research activities.
The appointees will be required to (a) undertake teaching duties at various levels, preferably in the areas of Finance and Economics, Planning and Development, Measurement, Project Management, Procurement, Construction Process Management, and Principles and Practice of Law; (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 his/her area 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 a related discipline; (b) have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; (c) have a proven record in research and scholarship; and (d) be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills and have good interpersonal skills.  Preference will be given to those with a demonstrated track record and expertise in research.  Applicants should state clearly the rank and discipline they apply for.  Applicants with less experience may be considered for appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. 
Remuneration and 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 level.    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 will continue until the positions are filled.  Initial consideration of applications will commence on 3 July 2017.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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