JOE - April 2014

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies
Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Air Transport Management
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Air Transport Management
Section: 3 -- International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
L9 -- Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities
R4 -- Transportation Systems
Keywords: Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Air Transport Management
Deadline Information: Recruitment will continue until the position is filled

JOE ID Number: 201404_400313

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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 Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies is one of the three departments in the Faculty of Business. The Department has the longest history in offering shipping, maritime and transport studies education and training in Hong Kong. It offers a full range of degree programmes in shipping, maritime and transport studies, as well as supply chain and operations management.

The Department takes a multi-disciplinary approach to establishing an area of excellence in Shipping, Port/Transport, and Supply Chain Logistics, spanning such diverse disciplines as shipping, maritime and air transport logistics, transport economics and management, environmental logistics, intermodal transport management, shipping finance and risk management, maritime services, shipping law and insurance, operations management, and supply chain management. The Department has established strong partnership with the shipping and logistics industries. It strives to be a key player in Hong Kong's pursuit to become an international logistics hub and aviation/maritime centre par excellence.

The Department's research portfolio lies in both academic and applied research, and consultancy for the shipping, operations and logistics industries, addressing both commercial and technological research issues. Departmental staff also provide professional services to the shipping, operations and logistics industries in the forms of efficiency and quality improvement studies, market and operational analyses, marine accident prevention and investigation, arbitration, and expert witness services. The Department also runs various self-financed programmes tailor-made to meet specific industry needs.

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

The appointee, if appointed as Assistant Professor, will be required to (a) teach and contribute to curriculum design and development at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels; (b) be an active researcher in terms of producing quality publications and securing research grants; (c) act as advisor and supervisor to students in groups as well as individually; (d) initiate, lead and conduct academic activities of significance and relevance to the discipline and profession; and (e) undertake administrative duties in relation to academic and departmental affairs, fundraising, departmental advancement, and public relations relating to Air Transport Management.

The appointee, if appointed as Professor or Associate Professor, will be required to (f) undertake activities as stipulated in (a) ; (e) above; (g) provide leadership in all aspects of academic activities, including research, teaching and service in the Department; (h) engage in promoting research collaboration and grant-seeking, improving research publication output and increasing the level of consultancies in the area of Air Transport Management; and (i) facilitate the Department in gaining and enhancing its visibility and connections internationally.

Applicants for the Assistant Professor post should have (a) a doctoral degree in a related field; (b) qualities of creativity, initiative and leadership; and (c) a strong commitment to academic and professional training and education.

Applicants for the Associate Professor post should have, in addition to (a) ; (c); (d) experience in academic programme management; and (e) a high degree of proficiency in teaching and research in a related field.

Applicants for the Professor post should have, in addition to (a) ; (e); (f) an excellent international reputation as a leading scholar; and (g) made significant contributions to and impact impact on the field of Air Transport Management.

Prior business/managerial experience in related industries will be an added advantage.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor and Professor levels. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.
Application Instructions:

Please submit application form via email to; by fax at (852) 2364 2166; 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 Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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FAX for Applications: 852-2364-2166

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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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