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The University of Hong Kong Professor/Associate Professor in Property Rights and Real Estate Development (Ref. 502665)
Posted: 12/28/2020

Professor/Associate Professor in Property Rights and Real Estate Development in the Department of Real Estate and Construction (Ref. 502665)


Applications are invited for appointment as Professor on tenure terms or Tenure-Track Associate Professor in Property Rights and Real Estate Development in the Department of Real Estate and Construction (Ref. 502665), to commence on September 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointment as Associate Professor will be made on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. Exceptionally outstanding candidates may be considered for appointment on tenure terms.

The Department of Real Estate and Construction (REC) enjoys a world-class reputation for research and teaching. The Department runs long established, highly successful, and very competitive undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, with alumni holding leading positions in both the public and private sectors, as well as academia. The research expertise of academic staff spans the land conversion process making for a dynamic research environment. REC is one of the three departments in the Faculty of Architecture, which ranked 14th in the world under the QS University Subject Rankings 2020 in the subject area of Built Environment. Information about the Department can be obtained at

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in real estate or other relevant fields; an excellent record of research publications in economics of property rights and/or urban/real estate development; and strong teaching experience in tertiary education.  The appointee is expected to be a well-established international scholar who is capable of taking up a leadership role in the Ronald Coase Centre for Property Rights Research and other high-level administrative responsibilities; leading and participating in policy-relevant research, and teaching courses that involve the application of property rights theory to real estate and urban development at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The undergraduate and taught Masters programmes offered by the Department are accredited by a number of international and local professional bodies. Experience in teaching a profession-oriented or studio-based programme would be an advantage.  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 energies of scholars of architecture, conservation, construction management, 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, totaling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s career site ( and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter; a research plan for the next three years; and a statement on teaching philosophy. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until February 1, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency.

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