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Associate Professor in Supply Chain and Operations Management (Empirical Studies) | Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • 1.  Associate Professor in Supply Chain and Operations Management (Empirical Studies) | Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    Posted 01-11-2022 10:21

    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 annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.6 billion.


    Associate Professor in Supply Chain and Operations Management (Empirical Studies)

    The Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Business.  The Department offers a full range of degree programmes in supply chain and operations management, maritime studies and others.  The Department takes a multi-disciplinary approach to establishing an area of excellence in logistics, supply chain, and operations management.  It strives to be a key player in Hong Kong's pursuit to become an international logistics hub.

    The Department's research portfolio lies in both academic and applied research. Professional services to industries are also provided by the academic staff in the form of consultancy in such areas as efficiency and quality improvement studies, market and operational analyses, optimisation, production, purchasing, and supply chain management.  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 will be required to:

    • undertake teaching duties at various levels in the area of Supply Chain and Operations Management;
    • supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and theses;
    • conduct research in related areas and contribute to the development of the Department's research strengths;
    • initiate, lead and participate in scholarly research in their areas of expertise and be active in research leading to quality journal publications and in bidding for external research grants and applied research projects;
    • engage in programme/curriculum planning, development and administration;
    • undertake relevant administrative duties; and
    • perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his delegates.


    Applicants should have:

    (a)     a PhD degree in a related discipline and substantial years of relevant post-qualification experience;

    (b)     solid experience in teaching and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research;

    (c)     an excellent record in academic and research achievement; and

    (d)     qualities of creativity, initiative and leadership.

    Preference will be given to those with prior business/managerial experience in related industries.

    Remuneration and Conditions of Service

    A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor level.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the 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  Application forms can be downloaded from  If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.  The University's Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

    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.  

    January 2022

    Zhou Xu
    Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Hong Kong