Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor

City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong (HK)
Aug 06, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Worldwide Search for Talent

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education.  As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement.  The University has eight Colleges/Schools.  As part of its pursuit of excellence, the University aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including business, creative media, data science, energy and environment, science and engineering, humanities and social sciences, law, veterinary medicine and life sciences.

Applications and nominations are invited for :

Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
School of Energy and Environment
[Ref. D/131/09]

The School of Energy and Environment was established at City University of Hong Kong in July 2009 with the mission to perform cutting-edge research and provide professional education in energy- and environment-related issues.  It is the first and only such School in Hong Kong and one of the few in Asia.  The School has experienced tremendous growth over its eight years.  For details of the School, please visit our website at

The School is currently seeking outstanding candidates in science/engineering to fill openings in:

1.    Energy efficiency in built environment
Specific related areas include smart buildings, microgrids, storage and indoor environment.

2.    Waste and energy
Specific areas include conversion approaches to e-waste, construction waste, pharmaceutical waste, cellulosic and other waste streams, biorefinery (biological and syngas platforms), green chemistry, downstream recovery of metals and other high-value components, and high throughput screening and separation techniques.

3.    Coastal aquatic environment
Specific areas include water chemistry, water resources and coastal water management. Research involving field observation, laboratory experimentation and/or theoretical modelling is welcome.

For area (3), the School collaborates with the State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution ( to pursue interdisciplinary water related research; candidates should be able to complement existing expertise both within and outside of the School.

Duties : Teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise research students at master and doctoral levels, conduct high-level research, develop new research directions and courses when necessary, and contribute creatively and professionally in the School, and for the benefit of the community and industry.  The appointees will also be assigned to take up administrative duties to facilitate the development of the activities of the School.

Requirements : A PhD in a closely-related discipline with a strong research record in terms of grants, publications and patents, and good teaching ability.  Candidates for Associate Professor should have a number of high-impact publications and grants, and a demonstrated ability/potential to develop a research area on their own.  Candidates for Professor should have outstanding research and international reputation.

Salary and Conditions of Service
Remuneration package will be very attractive, driven by market competitiveness and individual performance.  Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable).  Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.

Information and Application
Information on the posts and the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : [email protected]/Fax : 2788 1154 or 3442 0311].  Further information can be obtained from the School of Energy and Environment [Email : [email protected]/Fax : 3442 0688].

To apply, please submit an online application at, and include a cover letter, with the current curriculum vitae, a research statement specifying recent research activities/achievements and future aspirations (3 pages at maximum) as well as a teaching statement indicating teaching philosophy and skills.  Nominations can be sent directly to the School of Energy and Environment [Email : [email protected]].  Applications and nominations will receive full consideration until the positions are filled.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; and those shortlisted for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent directly by the referees to the School, specifying the position applied for.  The University's privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity.  Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

Worldwide recognition ranking 49th, and 4th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2018); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2017).