Architect Job: Assistant Professor in Building Energy/Building Environment/Building Safety and Resilience

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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 1,200.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.6 billion.  


Assistant Professor in Building Energy / Building Environment / Building Safety and Resilience (two posts) (Ref. 22050620) 

The Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Construction and Environment. More information about the Department may be found at

The appointees will be required to (a) undertake teaching duties at various levels; (b) supervise  undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and 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 external research grants and applied research projects; (e) engage in programme / curriculum planning, administration and development; (f) provide  leadership in developing a programme, a subject discipline or a research programme, etc.; and (g) undertake relevant administrative duties. 

Applicants should (a) have a doctoral degree in an appropriate 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 an excellent record of research and scholarship commensurate with their experience; and (f) demonstrate good potential in bidding for research grants as well as in establishing significant externally funded research programmes. 

The applicants should demonstrate strong potential to be internationally prominent through a track record of excellent research.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.

[Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement(s) need not re-apply.]  

Conditions of Service 

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointments 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


Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website ( 

Consideration of applications will commence on 20 October 2022 until the positions are filled. 

The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.

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