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Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Date Posted May 10, 2022
Title Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering
University The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Department DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Application Deadline until the position is filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
  • Transportation Engineering
    Civil Engineering
    Engineering - Other
 
 

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) 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 annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.6 billion.  

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering (Ref. 22051009)

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. In addition to PhD and MSc programmes, the Department currently offers 4 undergraduate programmes, namely BEng(Hons) in Civil Engineering, BEng(Hons) in Structural and Fire Safety Engineering, BEng(Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development, and BSc(Hons) in Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health; and will adopt a scheme-based admission for undergraduate students effective from 2022/23 intake cohort. The Department currently has about 44 regular faculty members and 35 technical and administrative personnel, and is committed to international standards of excellence in teaching and research. Please visit the website at http://www.cee.polyu.edu.hk for more information about the Department.

Duties

The appointee will be required to:

(a)    teach relevant undergraduate and postgraduate subjects in Transportation Engineering such as Design of Transport Infrastructure, Traffic Engineering and Control, Urban Transport Planning - Theory and Practice, Big Data Analytics in Transportation, and other related subjects;

(b)    supervise student projects and theses;  

(c)    initiate, lead and participate in research activities; 

(d)    undertake relevant administrative duties, including programme leadership, curriculum  development, programme validation, accreditation, etc.; and

(e)     perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Unit or his/her delegates.

Qualifications

Applicants should:

(a)    have a PhD degree in Transportation Engineering or equivalent areas;

(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:
•    Intelligent Transportation Systems;
•    Smart / Green Transport; and
•    Big Data Analytics for Transportation.

Preference will be given to those with a good undergraduate degree in Transportation Engineering or Civil Engineering. Relevant professional qualifications and work experience as a civil engineer or transportation engineer will be an asset.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at  https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/docdrive/careers/doc/Prof.pdf. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.  

Application

Please send a completed application form by post, nominate three referees from different institutions/organisations by providing their names, addresses and relationship with the applicants, to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk.  Application forms can be downloaded from https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/guidelines_and_forms/forms.  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 1 August 2022 until the position is filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/guidelines_and_forms/pics_for_recruitment.

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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