Head of Department of Building Services Engineering

Phoenix, AZ posted on January 16

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

 

DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING

 

The Department of Building Services Engineering (BSE) is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Construction and Environment, and offers a full range of programmes leading to the awards of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy, Master of Science and Bachelor of Engineering. It has an undergraduate student body of over 450 full-time students, over 160 part-time students and a postgraduate student body of over 400. BSE currently has a total full-time academic/teaching staff establishment over 26 engaging in a wide range of active research areas including but not limited to Building Environment; Electrical Services and Lighting; Facility Engineering and Management; Fire and Safety Engineering; Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR); and Energy and Renewable Energy. The University and the Department highly encourage a multi-cultural environment concerning both staff and student mix.  Please visit the website at .hk for more information about the Department.

 

The University is now inviting applications or nominations for the post of Head of Department of Building Services Engineering located in Hong Kong, China.  The successful candidate will be appointed as Chair Professor/Professor, commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience, and hold a concurrent headship appointment.  The headship appointment is normally for an aggregate period of six years in two three-year terms of office.  Other suitable candidate(s), if deemed appropriate by the University, may be appointed as Chair Professor/Professor.

 

 

The position calls for a visionary academic leader with responsibilities of ensuring the smooth and successful operation and sustainable development of the Department.  Reporting directly to the Dean of Faculty of Construction and Environment, the appointee will be required to provide effective leadership in the development of long-term strategies and plans of the Department, and provide support to staff members in the Department for the accomplishment of strategic objectives with high-quality standards.  Other responsibilities include inspiring excellence in teaching, research and services; fostering strong partnerships and collaboration with external organizations and strengthening the international network of the Department and the University; ensuring optimal deployment of human, financial and other resources in the Department; and implementing an effective mechanism to acquire donations and other forms of sponsorship to support the University's pursuits and long-term development.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilites

  • Provide effective leadership in the development of long-term strategies and plans of the Department, in alignment with the University's Strategic Plan, and provide leadership, coaching and support to all staff members in the Department in pursuit of planned objectives in a high-quality standard and a cost-effective manner
  • Ensure high-quality teaching as well as holistic development of students, and align the Department's programmes with the needs of the community
  • Facilitate the conduct of innovative and original research of high quality and impact, and develop genuine cross-disciplinary/departmental research with optimal use of research funds;
  • Enhance local and international networks of partnerships and linkages with the community, particularly the professional, public and business sectors, so as to gain their support for the major strategic initiatives of the University;
  • Ensure effective internal communication that leads to transparent decision-making, and promote the Department's education and other services to target customers, community leaders, and stakeholders;
  • Ensure the optimal deployment of human, financial and other resources in the Department;
  • implement an effective mechanism to acquire external resources, donations and other forms of sponsorship to support the University's pursuits and long-term development; and
  • Undertake other responsibilities and tasks as may be assigned by the Dean of Faculty or the President from time to time.

Qualifications

  • Academic qualifications at doctoral level in a relevant discipline, evidence of eminent scholarship and substantial relevant experience in a senior academic position, and relevant professional qualifications where appropriate
  • Attainment of an academic rank of full professor or above at an internationally recognised university
  • Distinguished international reputation in research and scholarship, and demonstrated leadership in any one or more of the specialist areas of Building Environment; Electrical Services and Lighting; Facility Engineering and Management; Fire and Safety Engineering;  Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR); and  Energy and Renewable Energy
  • Strong record in attracting research funding
  • A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching;
  • A global perspective, proven qualities of academic leadership, and substantial administration / management experience, as well as demonstrated ability of building up a strong team of faculty members with different research and cultural backgrounds;
  • Fffective interpersonal communication and resources management skills, and excellent adaptability to changes and challenges; and
  • Good knowledge of the higher educational environment.
  • Experience in fund-raising will be an additional advantage.

 

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

 

Terms of appointment and remuneration package are negotiable and highly competitive.

 

Applicants are invited to send detailed curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of three referees and direct any enquiries to the Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong [Fax: (852) 2764 3374; E-mail: ], quoting the position applied for and the reference number.  Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.  Initial consideration of applications will commence in late March 2015.  Candidature may be obtained by nomination.  The University reserves the right not to fill this post or to make an appointment by invitation. General information about the University is available on the University's Homepage .hk or from the Human Resources Office [Tel: (852) 2766 5293].  The University Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at 


Wage

DOE

Experience

Any

Type

Full-time