Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Medical Laboratory Science

Hong Kong (HK)
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) 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.

The Department of Health Technology and Informatics (HTI) is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences hosting the disciplines of Medical Laboratory Science and Radiography.  The Department offers academic programmes at various levels, from Bachelor’s degree all the way to PhD degree.  There are currently about 30 faculty members, with about 20 technical and administrative personnel, plus around 90 research students and research staff, 200 postgraduate students, and 660 undergraduate students in the Department.  HTI is a leading academic department in the above professional disciplines with strong commitment to quality teaching and research. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Medical Laboratory Science (two posts) (Ref. 19071002)

The appointees will be required to (a) contribute to the teaching/learning activities in Medical Laboratory Science and/or Biomedical Science, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) engage actively in research, consultancy and other scholarly activities; and (c) undertake academic and administrative duties as assigned by the Head of Department.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in the area of Biomedical Science or other closely related fields; (b) extensive teaching and research experience in either one of the following areas: (i) Clinical Chemistry; or (ii) Medical Laboratory Science and/or Biomedical Science; (c) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; (d) a track record of collaboration as well as leadership in research; and (e) a strong record of output in research and development that is commensurate with the appointed grade.

Preference will be given to those with professional experience related to medical laboratory science.

Candidates with excellent teaching, publication and research collaboration track records will be considered for appointment at higher level.

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.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  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 Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the 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 Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or 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 on 30 August 2019 until the positions are filled.

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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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