JOE - February 2014

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies
Chair Professor of Maritime Policy and Management
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Chair Professor of Maritime Policy and Management
Section: 3 -- International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong
JEL Classifications:
00 -- Default: Any Field
I2 -- Education and Research Institutions

JOE ID Number: 201402_400169

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is the largest government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong in terms of student number. 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 PolyU is in excess of HK$5 billion (US$1 = HK$7.8 approximately) per year. Committed to academic excellence in a professional context, PolyU aspires to become a world-class university with an emphasis on the application value of its programmes and research. Its vision is to become a leading university that excels in professional education, applied research and partnership for the betterment of Hong Kong, the nation and the world.

One of the three constituent departments in the Faculty of Business, the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies (LMS) takes a multi-disciplinary approach to establishing an area of excellence in Shipping, Port/Transport and Supply Chain Logistics, including a diverse span of disciplines such as shipping and maritime logistics, transport economics and management, environment logistics, maritime services, and maritime law and insurance. The Department has an active research portfolio in academic and applied research, and provides consultancy services for the shipping, operations and logistics industries that address both commercial and technological research needs. Professional services to the shipping, operations and logistics industries are also provided by the staff in such areas as efficiency and quality improvement studies, market and operational analysis, marine accident prevention and investigation, arbitration, and expert witness services.

The Department has established strong partnership with the shipping and logistics industries. It offers a full range of degree programmes in Shipping, Maritime and Transport Studies, as well as Supply Chain and Operations Management. The Department also runs various self-financed programmes tailor-made to meet specific industry needs.

The area of Shipping, Maritime and Transport Studies is one of the two major focuses of the Department, and is internationally recognised for its top-notch research and teaching. The Department hosts three major research centres in the related disciplines, namely the C.Y. Tung International Centre for Maritime Studies, the IMC-Frank Tsao Maritime Library and Research & Development Centre, and the Shipping Research Centre. The Department regularly organizes major international conferences in shipping, ports and airports, and hosts academic journals in shipping. LMS is one of the very few academic departments in the world that provides all-rounded education of maritime studies at Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral levels. Its taught postgraduate programme in International Shipping and Transport Logistics is a unique programme supported by the Government of the HKSAR.

Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.

The University is now inviting applications or nominations for the post of Chair Professor of Maritime Policy and Management.

The appointee will be required to (a) provide leadership in all aspects of academic activities, including research, teaching and service in the Department; (b) engage in promoting research collaboration, securing external research grant, improving research output and increasing the level of policy research and consultancies in the area of Shipping, Maritime and Transport Studies; (c) facilitate the Department in increasing its international visibility and connections; (d) conduct lectures and seminars at undergraduate and/or graduate levels including PhD coursework; (e) engage in supervising research students; and (f) contribute to academic and departmental administration.

Applicants should have (a) a doctoral degree in a related field; (b) a high degree of proficiency in teaching and research and have made significant contributions to and made an impact on the field of Maritime Policy and Management; and (c) an excellent international reputation as a leading scholar in academic and policy research on Maritime Policy and Management.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service :
Terms of appointment and remuneration package are negotiable and highly competitive.
Application Instructions:

Applicants are invited to send detailed curriculum vitae including the names and addresses of three referees and direct all enquiries to the Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong [Fax: (852) 2764 3374; E-mail:], quoting the position applied for and the reference number. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Initial consideration of applications will commence in early March 2014. Candidature may be obtained by nominations. The University reserves the right not to fill this post or to make an appointment by invitation. General information about the University is available on the University�s homepage or from the Human Resources Office [Tel: (852) 2766 5309]. The University Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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FAX for Applications: (852) 2764 3374

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Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong

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