Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor

CityU (Hong Kong, Hong Kong) 14 days ago

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement. The University has nine Colleges/Schools. As part of its pursuit of excellence, the University aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including business, creative media, data science, energy and environment, engineering, humanities and social sciences, law, science, veterinary medicine and life sciences.

The College of Business has a total of about 160 faculty members within its six academic departments. All six departments are well known in the business community for their professional standing and academic reputation.

The Department of Accountancy has over 34 full-time academic staff members.  It provides state-of-the-art accountancy education with a professional emphasis.  Research is strongly and actively encouraged and the Department has been successful in obtaining numerous competitive research grants both within and outside the University.  Over the last three years, faculty members have been very successful in having their papers published in or accepted for top-tier journals in the areas of accounting, finance, and other areas of business disciplines, including Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of International Business Studies, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal and Organizational Science. 

The Department is offering a very active PhD Programme in Accounting, and has been very successful in placing PhD graduates at leading universities in Hong Kong, mainland China, and overseas, including University of Alberta, HEC-Paris, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Central University of Finance and Economics, University of Science and Technology of China. Further, the PhD graduates have been successful in publishing their papers in top-tier journals such as The Accounting Review and Journal of Accounting and Economics.  The Department, in collaboration of the Department of Economics and Finance and University Library, maintains a wide range of research databases, mostly via WRDS.

Applications and nominations are invited for the above posts:


The posts are tenable from January 2021/September 2021.   Most undergraduate classes are conducted in the day time, with evening teaching for the taught postgraduate programmes.  There will also be some additional undergraduate or postgraduate supervision of projects and theses.


Candidates for Professor and Associate Professor should possess a PhD with relevant teaching experience, a solid publication record in quality international journals and a dedication to quality teaching.  They are expected to provide contribution/leadership in research, plan curriculum of studies and supervise postgraduate students.  Candidates for Assistant Professor should possess a PhD or near its completion.

Salary and Conditions of Service

Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance.  Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable).  Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.

Information and Application

Further information on the posts and the University is available at , or from the Department of Accountancy, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (email : ).

To apply, please submit an online application at , and include a current curriculum vitae.  Nominations can be sent directly to the Department of Accountancy (email: ).  Applications and nominations will receive full consideration until the positions are filled.   Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; and those shortlisted for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent directly by the referees to the Department, specifying the position applied for.  The University's privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

Worldwide recognition ranking #48, and #4 among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2021); #1 in the World’s Most International Universities (THE survey 2020); #1 in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and #1 Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2019).

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