19th November 2020

Research Assistant Professor in Fashion/Textile Design

Company:
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Location:
Hung Hom - Hong Kong
Contact email:
hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk
Description:

Deadline to apply: 12 January 2021

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY  

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion.

INSTITUTE OF TEXTILES AND CLOTHING 

The Institute of Textiles and Clothing is a constituent unit of the Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, the pioneer of tertiary education in textiles and clothing in Hong Kong, and the leading centre for education and research in the textile and clothing field in the region.  The Institute is home to a wide range of academic programmes covering subject disciplines from fashion and textile technology, fashion and textile design, fashion and textile marketing and merchandising, to fashion retailing and distribution.  These programmes are offered at various levels up to Doctoral degree in full-time and part-time learning modes.  Please visit http://www.itc.polyu.edu.hk for more information about the Institute.

Research Assistant Professor in Fashion/Textile Design (Ref. 20111118) 

Duties 

The appointee will be required to:

(a) conduct research as the main duty and actively pursue external research grants, such as General Research Fund, as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator;

(b) provide quality teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level;

(c) contribute to departmental service; and

(d) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Institute or his delegates.

Qualifications 

Applicants should:

(a) have a doctoral degree in Fashion/Textile Design or a related discipline;

(b) have demonstrated promise of a high level of creativity in research and teaching in some subdivisions of his/her field;

(c) have strong background in design and a track record of the knowledge of the latest industrial practices and production workflows;

(d) be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching; and

(e) be highly proficient in written and spoken English.

Preference will be given to those who have experience in fashion design at international level.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service 

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Appointment will only be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Application

Please send a completed application form by post with the names and addresses of two referees to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk.  Application forms can be downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php.  If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Consideration of applications will commence in mid-December 2020 until the positions are filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/pics.php.

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.