The Textile Institute

Assistant Professor in Fashion Design / Textile Design

Contact Email: hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk
Reference Number: 21070814
Posted: 14/07/2021
Deadline: 13/08/2021

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.

Currently, there are 53 full-time academics in the above subject disciplines. The Institute is also a vibrant research department with a large number of research personnel and research students. Please visit http://www.itc.polyu.edu.hk for more information about the Institute.

Duties
The appointee will be required to:
(a) teach and contribute to curriculum development at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level(s) and supervise research students in the areas of fashion design, textile design or related areas
(b) initiate, lead and participate in research, consultancy and other scholarly activities leading to traditional and/or non-traditional research outputs such as publications in toptier refereed journals and/or exhibitions and shows 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.

Qualifications
Applicants should have:
(a) a PhD degree in Fashion/Textile Design 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 fashion design, textile design, intimate apparel and activewear, fashion accessories including footwear and digital design; experience in fashion/textile design at international level will have an advantage
(d) solid research and publication record in high quality scholarly journals or
international/curated fashion and textile design exhibitions/shows or strong potential to publish in top-tier refereed journals or impactful non-traditional outputs 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 record.

Applicants are expected to submit their fashion design e-portfolios including ten samples of their artwork, each with a brief description, together with the completed application.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of Assistant Professor in the University, please visit the website at:
http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/TC.htm

Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Application
Please send a completed application form by post, providing the names and addresses of three 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-August 2021 until the position is 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

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