The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Accounting and Finance
The School of Accounting and Finance at Hong Kong Polytechnic University invites applications for a Chair Professor in Finance.
Chair Professor in Finance
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is the largest government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong in terms of student number. It offers programmes at Doctorate, Master's, Bachelor's degrees and Higher Diploma levels. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200. The total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$5 billion 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.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The School of Accounting and Finance is the longest established accounting school in Hong Kong with over 100 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 Chinese mainland institutions for collaborative work.
The research of our School of Accounting and Finance is ranked 39th in the world (in accounting), 3rd in Asia, and 2nd in Hong Kong (The UTD Top 100 Worldwide Business School Rankings based on Research Contributions 2006-2010). 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, and Journal of Empirical Finance. 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 http://www.af.polyu.edu.hk for more information about the School. The School is now inviting applications or nominations for a Chair Professor of Finance. The position is tenable immediately.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The appointee will be required to (a) provide academic leadership for all finance-related programmes of the School; (b) provide leadership in promoting research, increasing the publication output, and raising the level of consultancy in the area of finance and related disciplines; (c) facilitate the School in increasing its visibility and strengthening its international connections; (d) conduct lectures and seminars at undergraduate and/or graduate levels; and (e) contribute to departmental and programme administration.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have (a) a doctoral degree in Finance; (b) an international reputation in high-quality scholarship and research in the area of Finance; (c) a strong record in attracting research funding; (d) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; and (e) proven qualities of academic leadership.
REMUNERATION AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE: Terms of appointment and remuneration package are negotiable and highly competitive.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants are invited to send detailed curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of three referees and direct and 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
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 2012. Candidature may be obtained by nomination. The University reserves the right not to fill this post or to make an appointment by invitation.
FURTHER INFORMATION: General information about the University is available on the University's Homepage http://www.polyu.edu.hk or from the Human Resources Office [Tel: (852) 2766 5304]. The University Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/jobpics.htm