Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (several posts)

January 17, 2013

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 1,200. The total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is close to HK$5 billion per year.

School of Hotel and Tourism Management
Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (several posts)

The School of Hotel and Tourism Management offers a comprehensive range of programs in hospitality, tourism, and convention and event education at undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. The School currently enrolls more than 2,200 students and is staffed with 65 full-time faculty members drawn from 19 countries. According to the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research (November 2009 issue), the School is ranked No. 2 among top academic institutions in hospitality and tourism based on research and scholarly activities. 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 School is now inviting applications for Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in one or more of the following areas:
1. Foodservice – with strong emphasis on food production
2. Hospitality and Tourism Planning
3. Hospitality Operations and Management

The appointees will be required to (a) teach at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels; (b) initiate, lead and participate in research activities; and (c) undertake academic administration duties. Appointees at Associate Professor level will be required to take an active leadership role.

Applicants should (a) have a PhD or other recognised doctoral degree in a related discipline; (b) have substantial university teaching experience and an excellent portfolio of teaching in respective areas; (c) have substantial relevant managerial experience in the hospitality and/or tourism industry; (d) demonstrate academic leadership in hospitality and tourism through research, awards of research grants, scholarship and high level consultancy in respective areas; and (e) have a track record of publication in internationally recognised journals in hospitality tourism, with successful experience in research grant applications for the post of Associate 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 with extensive experience and a high level of achievement may be considered for the post of Associate Professor.

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 level. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Please submit application form via email to; by fax at (852) 2364 2166; 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 Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at