Teaching Fellow / Instructor in Fashion Business

  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Hong Kong
  • Dec 15, 2020
Full time   Design (all areas) Fashion, Textile Design & Merchandising Sciences and Technology: other Other Professional fields

Job Description



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. 


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.

Teaching Fellow / Instructor in Fashion Business (Ref. 20121411)


The appointee will be required to:

(a)    engage in teaching and learning activities, and conduct lectures, tutorials, seminars and practical sessions on the related subject areas;

(b)    prepare and develop materials, design teaching and assessment strategies, deliver teaching in academic settings appropriate for the objectives of learning, interact with and motivate students, and assess the performance of and give feedback to students;

(c)    contribute to the development of subject curriculum and pedagogy, overall teaching and learning approaches/strategies as well as subject administration;

(d)    assist in the development and management of relevant teaching facilities;

(e)    participate in pedagogical research and consultancy projects; and

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



Preferred and Required Qualifications


Applicants should have:

(a)    a master’s degree, preferably with a PhD, in a relevant discipline or a relevant professional qualification;

(b)    not less than three years of post-qualification tertiary teaching experience and/or industrial experience in fashion marketing and management, preferably at international level;

(c)    sound knowledge of university teaching experience in areas such as digital marketing and data analytics, strategic management, quality management, brand management and consumer understanding, retail buying and merchandising;

(d)    an established track record of research outputs in top-tier refereed journals as well as research grant applications, with postgraduate supervisions being an advantage; and

(e)    good 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 with less experience will be considered for appointment at Instructor level.  The job duty requirements and expectation will be in line with the appointed grade.

Application Details

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 with 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-January 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.

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.


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Application Deadline

Consideration of applications will commence in mid-January 2021 until the position is filled.