Assistant Professor in Food Safety and Technology (Food Science)

Hong Kong (HK)
Monday, 30 September 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 Applied Biology and Chemical Technology is a multi-disciplinary department in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with diversified specialties in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition and food science.  The Department’s research focus is in the interdisciplinary areas of chemistry, biology, nutrition and food science.  

To underpin one of PolyU’s top strategic research foci of Food Safety and Technology, the Department offers the only undergraduate programme in Food Safety and Technology in Hong Kong, which meets the international standard of Institute of Food Technologists and International Union of Food Science and Technology.  The Department has also established the first university-based Food Safety and Technology Research Centre (FSTRC) in Hong Kong since 2011.  FSTRC aims to become a world-class food safety and food technology authority offering one-stop services to stakeholders to safeguard public health.  

The Department has about 43 faculty members.  Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.

Assistant Professor in Food Safety and Technology (Food Science) (Ref. 19093007)

The appointee will be required to (a) conduct lectures, practical sessions and tutorials at taught master’s and undergraduate levels in Nutrition, Food  Safety, Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Microbiology (non-clinical), and/or related disciplines; (b) supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students; (c) establish a vigorous research programme at the cutting edge of nutrition, food safety and technology, biotechnology, and/or microbiology (non-clinical), and engage in other scholarly activities; (d) foster strong industrial collaboration to facilitate the development of FSTRC; and (e) contribute to departmental and programme administration, curriculum development as well as professional service activities in local, national and international organizations.

Applicants should (a) have a PhD degree in Nutrition, Food Safety and Technology, Food Science, Microbiology, Metabolomics, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, or related disciplines; (b) have solid and relevant post-qualification experience in teaching and research; (c) have an excellent publication record in peer-reviewed international journals, especially in food science or related disciplines; (d) have an established track record in obtaining external funding/research grants; and (e) be able to demonstrate evidence of effective classroom teaching.

Preference will be given to candidates with an undergraduate degree in Food Science or related disciplines.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  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 21 October 2019 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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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