The Textile Institute

Research Assistant Professor in Fashion Business

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Reference Number: 21080312
Posted: 05/08/2021
Deadline: 06/09/2021

The Institute of Textiles and Clothing, a constituent unit of the Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, is 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 the website at for more information about the Institute.

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

Applicants should:
(a) have a doctoral degree in Fashion Business 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) be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills
(d) be highly proficient in written and spoken English

Remuneration and Conditions of Service
A highly competitive package including a medical benefits plan and a gratuity payable upon completion of the term which is normally for three years initially, with possibility of extension for another three years. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the 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 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 early September 2021 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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