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1.Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Public Management) (2 posts) [Ref. B/313/09]

2.Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Public Policy) (2 posts) [Ref. B/314/09]

3.Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Politics/Political Sciences) [Ref. B/315/09]

in the Department of Public Policy

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. 

Department of Public Policy is recruiting multiple faculty with a strong record in research and education in the following areas. 

Applications and nominations are invited for the above posts:


Contribute to research, service, teaching and teaching-related activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  The appointees are also expected to be active researchers and contribute to the broader intellectual project of the Department in terms of publications, seminars, workshops and research grants.


For post (1), a PhD in Public Administration or related disciplines, with research specializations in one or more sub-fields of public management [such as comparative public management, budgeting and finance, human resource management, or e-government (big data management)].  Candidates should be able to teach across the general public management curriculum. Those with strong research skills in experimental design and quantitative methodology are welcome to apply.

For post (2), a PhD in Public Policy or Urban Policy related disciplines, with strong quantitative research skills and specializations in one or more policy sub-fields (such as housing policy, urban policy, transportation policy, or sustainability).  Candidates should be able to teach across the general public and urban policy curriculum on substantive policy topics and research methods. Those who can research and teach in housing policy and studies are welcome to apply.

For post (3), a PhD in Political Sciences or related disciplines, with research specializations in one or more policy sub-fields (such as political analysis, politics/political economy, political theory), and the ability to teach across the general politics curriculum.

For all posts, candidates are expected to have an active research agenda that leads to external funding, provide evidence of teaching ability (including student evaluations) and proven ability to produce high quality publications.  Candidates for Associate Professor should have a substantial record of research publications, and are expected to take a leadership role in the department’s flagship politics, policy and public management programmes.

(For enquiries, please contact Professor Richard M. Walker via email at

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

Further information on the posts and the University is available at, or from the Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (email : 

To apply, please submit an online application at, and include a current curriculum vitae.  Nominations can be sent directly to the Department (email:  Applications and nominations received by 31 October 2019 will receive full consideration.  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 52nd, and 4th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS 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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