Professor/Associate Professor in Real Estate

September 26, 2022

Job Description

Applications are invited for appointment as Professor/Associate Professor in Real Estate in the Department of Real Estate and Construction (Ref. 512670), to commence on September 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, with the expectation that the appointment will be made on tenure terms.

The Department of Real Estate and Construction (REC) enjoys a world-class reputation for its research and teaching in real estate and construction management.  It runs long-established, highly successful, and competitive professional education programmes, with alumni holding senior positions in the public and private sectors.  Its academic staff has a broad spectrum of expertise, covering virtually every aspect of construction, land, real estate, and conservation.  As an integral part of the Faculty of Architecture, REC contributes to the world ranking of 14th under the QS University Subject Rankings 2021 in Built Environment.  In terms of research quality, the department is ranked 1st in the Built Environment panel of the Hong Kong Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2020.  More information about REC can be viewed at

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Real Estate Economics, Real Estate Finance, or related fields.  Applicants for the Professorship should be outstanding academics with an international reputation as leaders in their field.  Applicants for the Associate Professorship should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. 

The appointee is expected to commit to high-quality scholarship and teaching, attract competitive grants, and provide leadership and services to the Department and Faculty.  He/She is also expected to develop his/her research in the context of HKUrbanLabs, the research arm of the Faculty of Architecture.  The labs draw together the research and outreach efforts of scholars of architecture, conservation, construction, housing, landscape, planning, real estate, surveying, transport, urban design, urban economics, and urban studies.  Information about HKUrbanLabs is available at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and/or University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., a research plan for the next three years, and a teaching statement.  Review of applications will commence on July 1, 2022 and continue until 31 August 2022 (extended to December 31, 2022), or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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