The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Human Resources Office

1844 11245
Position ID:PolyU-Human Resources Office-CEEPASSOP201805 [#11245, 18052911]
Position Title: Professor / Associate Professor in Hydraulic Engineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:N/A, Hong Kong [map]
Subject Areas: Civil and Environmental Engineering / coastal, Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geomechanical Behavior, Heavy Civil, Solid Mechanics, structural, Structural Mechanics
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/05/31, finished 2018/10/02)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***


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 1,400. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.5 billion.


Professor / Associate Professor in Hydraulic Engineering (Ref. 18052911)

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering enjoys a high reputation in conducting application-oriented research and has well established connections with industry partners and government agencies in Hong Kong. It offers academic programmes at various levels, including BEng (Honours) degree in Civil Engineering and PhD degree in the disciplines of Construction and Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering Science, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, and Structural Engineering. The Department currently has about 40 faculty members and 39 technical and administrative personnel, and is committed to the international standards of excellence in teaching and research. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department. The appointee will be required to (a) teach relevant undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, such as Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics and Hydrology, and Drainage Engineering; (b) supervise student projects and theses; (c) initiate, lead and participate in research activities; and (d) undertake relevant administrative duties, including programme leadership, curriculum development, programme validation and accreditation, etc. Applicants should (a) have a PhD degree in Hydraulic Engineering or equivalent fields; (b) have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; (c) have a good record of research, publications and scholarship; (d) be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills and have good interpersonal skills; and (e) possess research interest in, but not limited to, one or more of the following areas: (i) Hydraulic Engineering; (ii) Environmental Fluid Mechanics; (iii) Coastal Engineering and Coastal Resilience; and (iv) Hydroinformatics.

Preference will be given to those with a good undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or Hydraulic Engineering. Relevant professional qualifications and work experience as a civil engineer or hydraulic engineer will be an asset. Applicants for appointment at Professor level should have substantial years of relevant post-qualification experience and an excellent record of relevant academic and/or research achievement. Applicants with less experience will be considered for appointment as Associate Professor.

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

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor and Professor levels. For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please send a completed application form to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Consideration of applications will commence on 19 June 2018 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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