Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Accounting / Finance

Job Description & Qualification



Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Accounting / Finance (Ref. 231019009)

With 85 years of rich heritage, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has evolved alongside our society and made pivotal contributions to the development of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world. PolyU pursues world-class excellence in education and research, and it offers a wide range of programmes in six faculties and three independent schools. Besides ranking among the top 100 universities globally by both THE and QS World University Rankings, PolyU was placed among the top 50 universities in four disciplines in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, with three of them ranking 1st in Hong Kong.

The School of Accounting and Finance is one of the constituent units of the Faculty of Business and is the longest established accounting school in Hong Kong with over 80 full-time academic as well as teaching 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 advantage in promoting cross-disciplinary research that is needed in the modern business world. The School has maintained an excellent network with overseas and Mainland China institutions for collaborative work.

The research of our Faculty of Business has been ranked 52nd in the world (The UTD Top 100 Worldwide Business School Rankings based on research contributions for the period 2018-2022). During the last few years, faculty members were successful in publishing their research papers in top-tier refereed journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies and Contemporary Accounting Research.

Please visit the website at for more information about the School. Enquiries about the post specification can be forwarded to Prof. Nancy Su, Head of the School of Accounting and Finance.


The appointee will be required to:

(a) conduct research in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) or related areas and contribute to the development of the School’s research strengths;

(b) undertake teaching duties in the areas of ESG, Accounting or Finance at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;

(c) supervise student projects and theses;

(d) initiate, lead and participate in scholarly research in his / her areas of expertise, which will lead to quality journal publications and in bidding for external research grants and projects;

(e) undertake relevant administrative duties, including programme leadership, curriculum development, programme validation, accreditation, etc.; and

(f) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of School or her delegates.


Applicants should have:

(a) a PhD degree in Accounting, Finance or a relevant discipline;

(b) good publication records;

(c) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research;

(d) good networking ability; and

(e) excellent communication skills and the ability to use English as the medium of instruction.

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. 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


Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website ( Consideration of applications will commence on 20 November 2023 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.

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Job ID

ID: J14189