Professor/Associate Professor - School of Law and School of Energy and Environment

Hong Kong (HK)
26 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Worldwide Search for Talent

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement.  The University has seven Colleges/Schools.  As part of its pursuit of excellence, the University aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including business, creative media, energy and environment, science and engineering, humanities and social sciences, law, veterinary medicine and life sciences.  

The School of Law has three goals: becoming a world renowned centre for research and teaching of law; equipping students with global knowledge, skills and perspectives; and establishing a trusted relationship with local and international legal establishments.  These goals are reflected in the composition of the faculty, the curriculum and enrichment activities.  The School offers a broad range of degree programmes: LLB, JD, LLMArbDR, LLM and PCLL.  It has also developed special programmes for judges from Mainland China, including LLM and JSD programmes.  These appointments are part of a strategy to enhance the School’s research performance.  It has recruited excellent talents at all levels in recent years and these appointments represent a determined effort to increase the size of faculty by recruiting high calibre staff.

Law and Energy & Environment are often cited as areas where there should be scope for interdisciplinary collaboration.  Applications and nominations are invited for the following position:  

Professor/Associate Professor [Ref. B/139/09]
School of Law and School of Energy and Environment (Joint Appointment)

Duties : Teach and supervise students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at both Schools; ensure the courses to be properly geared to the needs of students; exploit opportunities for joint teaching at a more integrated and higher level; conduct high level, creative and professional interdisciplinary research in Law and Energy & Environment.  The appointee is also expected to take the lead in developing innovative teaching interactions and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration between the Schools especially in the following areas: regulation of air or water pollution, building regulations, climate change laws, regulation and deregulation of the energy market.

Requirements : A PhD in relevant disciplines with ability to undertake research and teaching in Law and Energy & Environment.  Candidates for the post of Professor should have an outstanding research record with a demonstrated ability to lead a sizeable research group of mid and junior level professors, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.  They are expected to strengthen the current research areas in the School of Law or the School of Energy and Environment.  

Salary and Conditions of Service

Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance.  Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable). Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.

Information and Application

Further information on the posts and the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : : (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311]. 

To apply, please submit an online application at, and include a current curriculum vitae.  Nominations can be sent directly to the Human Resources Office.  Applications and nominations received by 31 December 2017 will receive full consideration and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.   The University's privacy policy is available on the homepage.

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Worldwide recognition ranking 49th (QS survey 2017/18), and 4th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2016/17); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2016).