Assistant Professor, Hospitality & Hotel Management/Convention and Events Management (two posts)

March 12, 2014

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.

The School of Hotel and Tourism Management offers a comprehensive range of programmes 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 20 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 (www.hotel-icon.com). Please visit the website at www.polyu.edu.hk/htm for more information about the School.

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.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD or other recognised doctoral degree in a related discipline; (b) substantial university teaching experience and an excellent portfolio of teaching in respective areas; (c) substantial managerial experience in the industry directly related to hospitality and hotel management or convention and events management; and (d) demonstrated academic leadership in hospitality and tourism through research, awards of research grants, scholarship and high level consultancy in respective areas. 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.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointments will be made on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Application
Please submit application form via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk; 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 http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job.htm. Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/jobpics.htm.