Assistant Professor / Research Assistant Professor in Fashion Business

  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University Jockey Club Auditorium, Yuk Choi Road, Hung Hom Bay, Hong Kong
  • Aug 19, 2019
Full time BUS: Marketing 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 1,400.  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 the website at http://www.itc.polyu.edu.hk for more information about the Institute.

Assistant Professor / Research Assistant Professor in Fashion Business (Ref. 19081901)

Duties

The appointees will be required to:

(a)    teach and contribute to curriculum development at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels and supervise research students in the areas of digital marketing, sustainable fashion management or related areas;

(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; and

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




Preferred and Required Qualifications

Qualifications

Applicants should have:

(a)    a PhD degree in Fashion Business 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 digital marketing, sustainable fashion management or related areas; previous experience in fashion business at international level will have an advantage;

(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; and

(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.  

Candidates with less experience will be considered for appointment at the level of Research Assistant Professor and the job duty requirements and expectation would be in line with the appointed grade.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointments for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Appointments for Research Assistant Professor (with remuneration package same as that for an Assistant Professor) will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract for up to three years.  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 Details

Application

Please send a completed application form 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 obtained via the above channels or 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-September 2019 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.  

Application Deadline

open until filled