Assistant Professor in Rock Mechanics

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



Assistant Professor in Rock Mechanics

(Ref. 17091103)
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 BEng (Honors) degree in Civil Engineering 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 38 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 postgraduates subjects, such as Rock Engineering, Advanced Rock Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Design, Advanced Geotechnical Design, and Design Project; 

(b)    supervise final year 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 Rock Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering or equivalent areas;

(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)    Rock Mechanics;
(ii)    Rock Engineering;
(iii)    Tunneling;
(iv)    Rock Caverns;
(v)    Laboratory and Physical Model Test Study on Rocks; 
(vi)    Numerical Analysis; and 
(vii)    Instrumentation.

Preference will be given to those with a good undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and practical work experience in geotechnical design.  Relevant professional qualifications and work 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 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 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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