Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Head of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering


The University


Founded in 1991, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world renowned international research university dedicated to the advancement of learning and scholarship, with special emphasis on postgraduate education and close collaboration with industry and business.  It promotes interdisciplinary studies, and is dedicated to educating all-rounded students to acquire a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking with a global outlook.  Within its short history, the University has come to be regarded as a leading player in the international higher education scene. HKUST has been ranked among the top world universities by QS university rankings and Times Higher Education Supplement for the past five years. English is the medium of teaching, research and administration.


HKUST is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and has a range of family-friendly policies in place.


The Department


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CIVL), which is expanding with an aggressive faculty hiring plan on various hot and emerging CIVL areas, currently has 30 faculty members, teaching about 480 undergraduate students and 200 postgraduate research students.  Offering academic degrees in BEng, MSc, MPhil and PhD, the Department conducts comprehensive teaching and research programs in both basic and applied aspects of civil engineering.  Research activities are broadly categorized into Construction Management; Environmental; Geotechnical; Hydraulics & Water Resources; Material; Structural; and Transportation.  The Department is also developing the area of Smart Cities and Green Resilient Infrastructure.  The Department is well equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities and is consistently ranked among the top 20 in the world according to the QS World University Subject Rankings. 


The Role


Reporting to the Dean of Engineering, the Head of CIVL is expected to provide leadership and manage the Department in its diverse academic and administrative functions.


Terms & Applications / Nominations


The appointment will be concurrent with a substantive professorial appointment.  Competitive remuneration and generous fringe benefits, including housing where appropriate, will be provided.


Applications/nominations for the position are invited from well-qualified and accomplished scholars.  In addition to reputable academic qualifications, the successful candidate must have demonstrated capability to provide strong leadership at the tertiary level to lead and manage the department in its diverse academic and administrative functions, and to interact effectively with government, industry and commercial sectors within the region where it has enjoyed sustained economic growth and major infrastructure development over the years.


Applications/nominations, together with full curriculum vitae and names and email addresses of three referees, should be sent to the Search Committee Chair for Headship of CIVL (email: dhcivl@ust.hk), School of Engineering, HKUST, Clearwater Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong.  Review of candidates will start from 11 January 2021 and the search will continue until the position is filled.


For more information about the University, the School of Engineering, the CIVL Department, and the GREAT Smart Cities Institute, please visit http://www.ust.hk/; https://www.seng.ust.hk/; https://www.ce.ust.hk/; and https://gsc.ust.hk/ respectively.


(Information provided by applicants will only be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.)