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

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With 85 years of rich heritage, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has evolved alongside our society and made pivotal contributions to the development of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world. PolyU pursues world-class excellence in education and research, and it offers a wide range of programmes in six faculties and three independent schools. Besides ranking among the top 100 universities globally by both THE and QS World University Rankings, PolyU was placed among the top 50 universities in four disciplines in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, with three of them ranking 1st in Hong Kong.


Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Building Energy / Building Environment / Building Safety and Resilience (Ref. 230518006)

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 appointee 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 and teaching. They will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of degree programmes; teach in engineering design relevant to their technical specialisation; and should have been involved in major research projects relevant to their discipline.

While applications are open to anyone with an outstanding research and teaching track record in any of the areas above, preference will be given to those with a demonstrated track record and expertise in data science and data analytics with applications in or related to buildings.

[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 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

Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website ( via the ‘Apply’ button above). Consideration of applications will commence on 8 June 2023 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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