Research Assistant Professor

Hong Kong University

Hong Kong

September 30, 2022


Research Assistant Professor

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 516114 Work type: Full-time Department: Department of Civil Engineering (14100) Categories: Academic-related Staff Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in Achieving Low-Carbon Low-Cost Products for Sustainable Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) in the Department of Civil Engineering (Ref.: 516114), to commence as soon as possible, on a one-year temporary basis for up to three years in total, or on a three-year fixed-term basis.

We are seeking a highly-motivated individual who is passionate to develop low- carbon and low-cost construction products for achieving sustainable MiC project delivery. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in life cycle carbon assessment, low-carbon building design and materials, low- cost low-carbon solutions, and/or modular construction. Applicants with a strong interest in this area who possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in construction engineering and management, and civil and structural engineering are also welcome.

The appointee should have an inquisitive mind, risk-taking attitude, willingness to learn new skills and the ability to creatively tackle complex problems. Proficiency in carbon emission estimation is preferred. Basic knowledge in carbon assessment, off-site and modular construction, and construction economics analysis would be an advantage.

The appointee will be part of the research team led by Professor Wei Pan, Associate Vice-President (Research and GBA) of The University of Hong Kong and Executive Director of the Centre for Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure Development. The appointee will be working within an international and interdisciplinary group to develop low-carbon and low-cost MiC systems to tackle grand challenges in construction sustainability. Areas that the appointee might be required to undertake include but are not limited to assessment of embodied carbon emissions, development of sustainable MiC products, low-carbon analysis, and cost variance and sensitivity analysis. The appointee will also assist in grant applications, conduct presentations, prepare reports for funded projects, and perform other ad-hoc duties.

Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Professor Wei Pan 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 on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until September 30, 2022 , or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised: Aug 24, 2022 (HK Time) Applications close: Sep 30, 2022 (HK Time)

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