Assistant Professor in Building Safety and Resilience

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Department of Building Services Engineering

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 annual total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.5 billion. 


Assistant Professor in Building Safety and Resilience 

The appointee will be required to (a) undertake teaching duties at various levels; (b) supervise undergraduate/postgraduate research projects/theses; (c) conduct research in related areas and contribute to the development of the Department’s research strength; (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 research grants/projects; (e) engage in programme/curriculum planning, administration and development; (f) provide leadership in developing a programme, subject discipline or research programme, etc.; and (g) undertake relevant administrative duties. 

Applicants should (a) have a doctoral degree in a related discipline; (b) have strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; (c) be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills and have good interpersonal skills; (d) have an excellent command of English; (e) have a good record of research/scholarship; and (f) demonstrate good potential in bidding for research grants and establishing significant externally funded research programmes.   Preference will be given to those with demonstrated track record and expertise in a related discipline. 

The candidates should demonstrate strong potential to be internationally prominent through a track record of excellent research in the discipline of Fire Safety Engineering or Fire Protection Engineering. They should contribute to the development and delivery of degree programmes; should demonstrate the ability to teach in engineering design relevant to their technical specialization; and should have been involved in major research projects. 

Please visit the website at for information about the Department. 

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 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 of applications will commence on 15 September 2017 until the position is filled.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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