Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Geotechnical Engineering

Hong Kong (HK)
22 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time



Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Geotechnical Engineering

(Ref. 17032304)
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 1,400.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.5 billion.
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, including MPhil degree and PhD degree in the disciplines of Construction and Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering Science, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, and Structural Engineering. The Department currently has about 40 faculty members and 36 technical and administrative personnel, and is committed to the international standards of excellence in teaching and research. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.


The appointee will be required to:

(a)    teach relevant undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, such as Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering, Rock Engineering, Advanced Geotechnical Design, and Soil Behaviour and Geotechnical Engineering;

(b)    supervise student projects and theses;  

(c)    initiate, lead and participate in research activities;

(d)    undertake relevant administrative 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 Geotechnical Engineering or equivalent fields;

(b)    have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; 

(c)    have a good record of research, publications and scholarship;

(d)    be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills and have good interpersonal skills; and

(e)    possess research interest in, but not limited to, one or more of the following areas:

i.         Numerical Analysis;
ii.        Slope Stabilization;
iii.        Pile Foundation;
iv.        Deep Excavation;
v.        Debris Flow; 
vi.        Soil-Structure Interaction; 
vii.        Geomechanics;
viii.    Lab and physical model test study; and 
ix.        Instrumentation.

Preference will be given to those with a good undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and practical working experience in geotechnical design. Relevant professional qualifications and working experience as a civil engineer or geotechnical engineer will be an asset.

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 send a completed application form to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from  If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at  

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