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School of Accounting and Finance

Chair Professor of Finance

(Ref. 221007007)

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 Hong Kong Polytechnic University is one of the world’s leading universities which ranked 65th in the QS World University Rankings 2023.  The research of our Faculty of Business has been ranked 63rd in the world (The UTD Top 100 Worldwide Business School Rankings based on research contributions for the period 2017-2021).  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.

The HKSAR is an international city located strategically at the heart of Asia and is the gateway to Mainland China, with excellent transport links to major international cities.  The University’s campus is located near the harbour connecting Kowloon and the Hong Kong Island, and in the vicinity of Tsim Sha Tsui, which is the most popular area 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 for the position of Chair Professor in Finance.  Enquiries about the post specification can be forwarded to Prof. Nancy Su, Head of the School of Accounting and Finance.

Duties

The appointee will be required to:

(a)    provide leadership in all aspects of academic activities, including research, teaching and service in the School;

(b)    provide leadership in promoting research collaboration, securing external research grants as well as enhancing research quality and publication output; 

(c)    engage in scholarly research/high-level consultancy;

(d)    facilitate the School to gain and increase visibility and international connections;

(e)    engage in the supervision of research students;

(f)    teach and contribute to curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;

(g)    contribute to academic administration and management in the University; and

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

Qualifications

Applicants should have:

(a)    a PhD degree in Finance or other closely related areas;

(b)    research achievements of international standing in Finance;

(c)    a strong record in attracting research funding and excellence in research outputs;

(d)    a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning;

(e)    a global perspective, proven qualities of academic leadership, and a demonstrated ability of fostering collaboration with faculty members with different cultural and research backgrounds in teaching, intellectual contributions and service activities; and

(f)    ability to bring more visibility, prestige and reputation to the University.

Preference will be given to those with experience in the professional discipline and a recognised professional qualification. Interdisciplinary leadership experience would be considered as a major asset. 

Conditions of Service

Terms of appointment and remuneration package are negotiable and highly competitive.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/docdrive/careers/doc/Prof.pdf.


Application and Nomination

The University invites applications and nominations for this appointment.  Please submit an application by clicking the “Apply Now” button below.  Candidature may also be obtained by nominations via email to the Chairman of the Faculty Staffing Committee (Chair Professors) at search.chairprof-af@polyu.edu.hk. General information about the University is available at http://www.polyu.edu.hk or from the Human Resources Office [Tel: (852) 2766 4116].

Consideration of applications and nominations will commence on 31 October 2022 until the position is filled.



Posting date: 7 October 2022