JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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School of Accounting and Finance
Chair Professor of Economics

JOE ID Number: 2015-01_111452952
Date Posted: 04/10/2015
Date Inactive: 07/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Chair Professor of Economics
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: HONG KONG
JEL Classifications:
A1 -- General Economics
A2 -- Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
K00 -- General
K2 -- Regulation and Business Law
K4 -- Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior
K1 -- Basic Areas of Law
Energy, Environmental Economics and Law
Full Text of JOE Listing:

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 close to HK$5.5 billion (US$705 million) 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.

School of Accounting and Finance
Chair Professor of Economics

The School of Accounting and Finance is the longest established accounting school in Hong Kong with over 80 full-time academic staff in the areas of accounting, finance, economics, and law. The School has adequate resources to support a variety of research interests and activities, and has comparative advantages in promoting cross-disciplinary research that is needed in the modern business world. The School has maintained an excellent network with overseas and Chinese mainland institutions for collaborative work.

The research of our Faculty of Business is ranked 59th in the world and 3rd in Hong Kong (The UTD Top 100 Worldwide Business School Rankings based on research published in 24 top business journals for the period 2010-2014). Our Economics team has developed and specialised in the research areas of Chinese economy, international economics, financial economics, production economics and energy economics; with a focus on economics-based inter-disciplinary research. During the last few years, faculty members were successful in publishing their research papers in top-tier refereed journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, Applied Econometrics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of Development Economics, and World Development. The School hosts two highly regarded international journals: The Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics and China Accounting and Finance Review.

Hong Kong is an international city located strategically at the heart of Asia and is the gateway to China, with excellent transport links to major international cities. The University campus is located near the harbour connecting Kowloon and the Hong Kong Island, and in the vicinity of Tsim Sha Tsui, which is one of the most popular areas for visitors.

Please visit the website at for more information about the School. The School is now inviting applications or nominations for a Chair Professor of Economics. The position is tenable immediately.

The appointee will be required to (a) provide leadership in promoting research, increasing the publication output and raising the level of consultancies in the area of economics and related disciplines; (b) facilitate the School in increasing its visibility and strengthening its international connections; (c) engage in teaching at both undergraduate and/or graduate levels; and (d) contribute to departmental and programme management if needed.

Applicants should have (a) a doctoral degree; (b) research achievements of international standing in Economics or closely related areas, preferably in Energy, Environmental Economics and Law; (c) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; (d) a proven record of academic leadership; and (e) a track record of attracting research funding.

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

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application Instructions:
Applicants are invited to send a 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, Kowloon, Hong Kong [Fax: (852) 2764 3374; Email:], quoting the position applied for and the reference number. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Initial consideration of applications will commence at the end of May 2015. Candidature may be obtained by nomination. 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 5304]. The University Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at