Chair Professor/Professor of Accounting

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University





Chair Professor / Professor of Accounting (Ref. 230815011)


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. The University pursues world-class excellence in education and research to nurture professional talents, leaders and entrepreneurs, and impactful scholars and innovators.  PolyU strives to advance knowledge and address societal challenges, living up to the University’s motto of “To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind”.


Ranking among the top 100 universities globally by both the Times Higher Education (THE) and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, PolyU offers a wide range of world-class educational and research programmes in six faculties and three independent schools. PolyU has furthermore achieved remarkable results in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 – it was placed among the top 50 universities in four disciplines, with three of them ranking 1st in Hong Kong. In the newly released metrics compiled by Stanford University, more than 200 PolyU scholars ranked among the world’s top 2% most-cited scientists, the 2nd highest number 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 The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.


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 for more information about the School.


The School is now inviting applications for the position of Chair Professor / Professor in Accounting.  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)     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.




Applicants should have:


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


(b)      research achievements of international standing in Accounting disciplines;


(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 from 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


Application and Nomination


The University invites applications and nominations for this appointment.  Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website (  Candidature may also be obtained by nominations via email to the Chairman of the Faculty Staffing Committee (Chair Professors) at  Consideration of applications and nominations will commence on 20 October 2023 until the position is filled.  General information about the University is available at or from the Human Resources Office [Tel: (852) 2766 4116].  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.