THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING
The Department of Building Services Engineering (BSE) is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Construction and Environment, and offers a full range of programmes leading to the awards of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy, Master of Science and Bachelor of Engineering. It has an undergraduate student body of over 450 full-time students, over 160 part-time students and a postgraduate student body of over 400. BSE currently has a total full-time academic/teaching staff establishment over 26 engaging in a wide range of active research areas including but not limited to Building Environment; Electrical Services and Lighting; Facility Engineering and Management; Fire and Safety Engineering; Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR); and Energy and Renewable Energy. The University and the Department highly encourage a multi-cultural environment concerning both staff and student mix. Please visit the website at .hk for more information about the Department.
The University is now inviting applications or nominations for the post of Head of Department of Building Services Engineering located in Hong Kong, China. The successful candidate will be appointed as Chair Professor/Professor, commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience, and hold a concurrent headship appointment. The headship appointment is normally for an aggregate period of six years in two three-year terms of office. Other suitable candidate(s), if deemed appropriate by the University, may be appointed as Chair Professor/Professor.
The position calls for a visionary academic leader with responsibilities of ensuring the smooth and successful operation and sustainable development of the Department. Reporting directly to the Dean of Faculty of Construction and Environment, the appointee will be required to provide effective leadership in the development of long-term strategies and plans of the Department, and provide support to staff members in the Department for the accomplishment of strategic objectives with high-quality standards. Other responsibilities include inspiring excellence in teaching, research and services; fostering strong partnerships and collaboration with external organizations and strengthening the international network of the Department and the University; ensuring optimal deployment of human, financial and other resources in the Department; and implementing an effective mechanism to acquire donations and other forms of sponsorship to support the University's pursuits and long-term development.
Job Duties and Responsibilites
Remuneration and Conditions of Service
Terms of appointment and remuneration package are negotiable and highly competitive.
Applicants are invited to send detailed curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of three referees and direct any 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; 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 late March 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 .hk or from the Human Resources Office [Tel: (852) 2766 5293]. The University Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at