Associate / Assistant / Professor in Hospitality & Hotel Management / Tourism Management

Hong Kong (HK)
14 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) 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.


Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Hospitality & Hotel Management / Tourism Management (three posts)
(Ref. 18031307)

The School of Hotel and Tourism Management offers a comprehensive range of programs in hospitality, tourism, and convention & event education at undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. The School currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and is staffed with 75 full-time faculty members drawn from 22 countries. 

Rated No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017, placed No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism” subject area by the CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017 and ranked among the top 3 “Hospitality and Leisure Management” institutions globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, the SHTM is a symbol of excellence in the field, exemplifying its motto of Leading Hospitality and Tourism.  

In 2011, the School has moved into a US$170 million dedicated premises which includes a unique upscale teaching hotel, Hotel ICON (  Please visit the website at for more information about the School. 


The appointees will be required to: 

(a)    teach at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels; 

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

(c)    undertake academic administration duties; and 

(d)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Dean of School or his delegates.


Applicants should have: 

(a)    a PhD or other recognised doctoral degree in a related discipline; 

(b)    substantial university teaching experience and an excellent portfolio of teaching in respective areas;
(c)    substantial managerial experience in the industry directly related to the position; 

(d)    demonstrated academic leadership in hospitality and tourism through research, awards of research grants, scholarship and high level consultancy in respective areas; and

(e)    a track record of publication in internationally recognised journals in hospitality and tourism, with successful experience in research grant applications for the posts of Associate Professor and Professor. 

Preference will be given to those with a strong research orientation, the potential to publish in high quality scholarly journals and a good teaching record.  Applicants having at least two years of full time industry experiences in relevant areas are preferred.  Applicants with extensive experience and a high level of achievement may be considered for Associate Professor/Professor posts.  

Remuneration and Conditions of Service 

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointments 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 and Professor levels.  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.  The closing date for application is Sunday, 15 April 2018.  Applicants who are not invited to an interview within two months from the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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