The Textile Institute

Assistant Professor in Fashion and Textile Technology

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Reference Number: 21100509
Posted: 05/10/2021

Post Specification

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 mission of the Institute is to serve the Hong Kong community through the provision of quality educational
programmes, research, consultancy and professional services in fashion and textiles. The activities are anticipated to extend to neighbouring regions and the international arena.

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. The Institute is also a
vibrant research department with a large number of research personnel and research students. Please visit for more information about the Institute.


The appointee will be required to:
(a) teach and contribute to curriculum development at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level(s) and supervise research students
(b) initiate, lead and participate in research, consultancy and other scholarly activities leading to publications in refereed journals and/or exhibitions as well as awards of research grants
(c) undertake academic and departmental administrative duties
(d) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Institute or his delegates


Applicants should have:
(a) a PhD degree in Fashion and Textile Technology or related disciplines
(b) relevant post-qualification research experience (as supported by evidence of research projects and outputs), and relevant teaching experience
(c) sound knowledge of university teaching and/or research experience in wearable technology or relevant areas, preferably at international level;
(d) solid research and publication record in high quality scholarly journals or strong potential to publish in top-tier refereed journals as well as good potential in bidding for
research grants and establishing significant externally funded research programmes
(e) strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and professional service
(f) excellent communication skills and the ability to use English as the medium of instruction.

Preference will be given to those who have strong research orientation and a good teaching

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.

Please send a completed application form by post, nominate three referees from different institutions/organisations by providing their names, addresses and relationship with the
applicants, to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to Application forms can be downloaded from

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-October 2021 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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