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Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Accountancy [Ref. B/287/09]

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement. The University has nine Colleges/Schools. As part of its pursuit of excellence, the University aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including business, creative media, data science, energy and environment, engineering, humanities and social sciences, law, science, veterinary medicine and life sciences.

The College of Business has a total of about 160 faculty members within its six academic departments. All six departments are well known in the business community for their professional standing and academic reputation.

The Department of Accountancy has over 24 full-time faculty academic members.  It provides state-of-the-art accountancy education with a professional emphasis.  Research is strongly and actively encouraged and the Department has been successful in obtaining numerous competitive research grants both within and outside the University.  Over the last two years, faculty members have been very successful in having their papers published in or accepted for top-tier journals in the areas of accounting and finance, including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Banking and Finance and Journal of Corporate Finance.

The Department is offering a very active PhD Programme in Accounting, and has been very successful in placing PhD graduates at other universities in Hong Kong and overseas. Further, the PhD graduates have been successful in publishing their papers in top-tier journals such as The Accounting Review and Journal of Accounting and Economics.  Research seminars with eminent professors from the top US universities have been part of the Department’s regular activities.

Applications and nominations are invited for the above posts:


The posts are tenable from January 2020/September 2020.  Most undergraduate classes are conducted in the day time, with evening teaching for the taught postgraduate programmes.  There will also be some additional undergraduate or postgraduate supervision of projects and thesis.


Candidates for Chair Professor should possess strong academic qualifications, substantial relevant experience in tertiary education, and an internationally recognized record of research and scholarship.  They are expected to provide strong academic leadership in the development of teaching and research within the Department, as well as providing effective managerial leadership.

Candidates for Professor and Associate Professor should possess a PhD with relevant teaching experience, a solid publication record in quality international journals and a dedication to quality teaching.  They are expected to provide contribution/leadership in research, plan curriculum of studies and supervise postgraduate students. 

Candidates for Assistant Professor should possess a PhD or near its completion.

Salary and Conditions of Service

Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance.  Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable).  Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.

Information and Application

Information on the posts and the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : : (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311].  Further information can be obtained from Acting Head of Department of Accountancy [Email : Fax : (852) 3442 0347].

To apply, please submit an online application at, and include a current curriculum vitae.  Nominations can be sent directly to the Department of Accountancy [Email:].  Applications and nominations will receive full consideration until the positions are filled.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; and those shortlisted for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent directly by the referees to the Department, specifying the position applied for. The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

Worldwide recognition ranking 48th, and 4th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2021); 1st in the World’s Most International Universities (THE survey 2020); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2017).


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