The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
With 85 years of rich heritage, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has evolved alongside our society and made pivotal contributions to the development of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world. PolyU pursues world-class excellence in education and research, and it offers a wide range of programmes in six faculties and three independent schools. Besides ranking among the top 100 universities globally by both THE and QS World University Rankings, PolyU was placed among the top 20 universities in four disciplines in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, with three of them ranking 1st in Hong Kong.
SCHOOL OF FASHION AND TEXTILES
The School of Fashion and Textiles used to be under PolyU’s Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles for many years, but as of July 2022, the university spun it off and established it as an independent school to meet the growing demand and explore creative possibilities. With rapid technological advancement, fashion is ever-expanding, with so many permutation and integration possibilities encompassing different aspects of society and humanities to contribute to knowledge advancement, reimagining the future, and betterment of society.
Situated in the best part of Hong Kong, PolyU offers an exciting lifestyle and ample opportunities for commerce and industry interactions through research and teaching. PolyU is a supportive and rigorous institution to pursue your academic ambitions on many fronts. For further information, please visit the School’s website at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/sft/.
Associate Professor in Fashion Business / Consumer Behaviour / Retailing / E-commerce / Technology Management (Ref. 230327013)
The appointee will be required to (a) teach and lead in the planning, management and curriculum development at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels and supervise research students; (b) secure external competitive research grants, or demonstrate leadership capabilities in academic research, consultancy and other scholarly activities leading to publications in high-impact journals and awards of research grants; (c) lead academic and departmental committees; and (d) perform any other duties as assigned by the Dean of School or his/her delegates.
Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in Fashion Business or related disciplines; (b) solid experience in university teaching and/or excellent record in academic and research achievement in fashion retail operation, digital marketing, data analytics in the fashion business, consumer behavior, artificial intelligence technologies, retailing and e-commerce, fashion trends or related areas; (c) high-impact research and publication record in high quality scholarly journals or strong potential to publish in top-tier refereed journals; (d) strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and professional service; and (e) excellent communication skills and be able to use English as the medium of instruction.
Preference will be given to those with strong research orientation, potential to publish in high quality scholarly journals and a good teaching record.
Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor level. For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/docdrive/careers/doc/Prof.pdf.
Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website (https://jobs.polyu.edu.hk/academic). Consideration of applications will commence on 15 April 2023 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/pics_for_recruitment/.
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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