Ref.: 201701790
Posting Title: Research Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Civil Engineering
Closing Date: February 28, 2018


Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (RAP) in Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering, to commence as soon as possible before June 1, 2018, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with a possibility renewal for another two-year term.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering or a related subject.  They should have a background in research on advanced wastewater treatment with related energy and resource recovery and water reuse, and demonstrated expertise in sustainable urban water resources, solids-liquid separation, environmental materials or microbiology.  Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills in English and the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.  Relevant post-doctoral work experience in wastewater research and publication track record are required.

The appointee will participate in a Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) project and be involved in the work of the Centre for Water Technology and Policy.  He/She is expected to take up a leading role in the research and management of the TRS project and the operations of the Centre.  Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Professor X.Y. Li (e-mail:

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered (starting at HK$713,580 p.a. or about US$91,485 p.a.), in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V. to the Department at  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at  Further particulars can be obtained at February 28, 2018.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.