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Research Assistant Professor in Structural Earthquake Engineering and Structural Robustness
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Date Posted Sep. 27, 2023
Title Research Assistant Professor in Structural Earthquake Engineering and Structural Robustness
University The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Application Deadline Until the position is filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Research Professor
  • Structural Engineering
    Civil Engineering
    Engineering - Other


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.


Research Assistant Professor in Structural Earthquake Engineering and Structural Robustness (Ref. 230926005)

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Construction and Environment. It 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. In addition to PhD and MSc programmes, the Department currently offers 5 undergraduate programmes; and has about 45 regular faculty members and 37 technical and administrative personnel, and is committed to international standards of excellence in teaching and research. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.

The Department is seeking a highly motivated and suitably qualified individual with research expertise in one of the following areas: Structural Earthquake Engineering, Structural Robustness under Extreme Loads, Risk and Hazard Assessment, and Nonlinear Structural and Dynamic Analysis. The work will support the activities of the Global STEM Chair Professor in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Integrity.


The appointee will be required to:

(a)    conduct research as the main duty and actively pursue external research grants, such as General Research Fund, as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator;

(b)    provide quality teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level;

(c)    contribute to departmental service; and

(d)    perform any other duties as assigned by the STEM Chair Professor or Head of Department, or his/her delegates.


Applicants should:

(a)    have a doctoral degree in Structural Engineering or a related discipline;

(b)    have at least two years of postdoctoral research experience;

(c)    have demonstrated promise of a high level of creative ability in research and teaching in some subdivisions of his/her field;

(d)    be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills; and

(e)    be highly proficient in written and spoken English.

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive package including a medical benefits plan and a gratuity payable upon completion of the term which is normally for two years initially, with possibility of extension.


Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website ( Consideration of applications will commence on 6 October 2023 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.

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