Chair/Professor of Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Imaging & Radiation Science/Biomedical Science

Hong Kong (HK)
Thursday, 3 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Contract Type
Full Time



Chair Professor / Professor of Medical Laboratory Science / Medical Imaging and Radiation Science / Biomedical Science (Ref. 19093004)

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 staff strength of around 5,400 including 1,400 academic staff.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion.  Committed to academic excellence, PolyU aspires to become a leading university that excels in professional education, world-class research and partnership for the betterment of Hong Kong, the nation and the world.  For further details about the University, please visit PolyU’s website at

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.

The University is now inviting applications or nominations for the post of Chair Professor / Professor of Medical Laboratory Science / Medical Imaging and Radiation Science / Biomedical Science.

Job Functions

The appointee will be required to:

(a) provide leadership in all aspects of academic activities, including research, teaching and service in the Department;

(b) provide leadership and build synergy in existing and developing areas of Biomedical Science or Medical Imaging and Radiation Science, as well as other strategic interdisciplinary areas in the Department;  

(c) provide  leadership  and  actively  engage  in  promoting  research  collaboration,  securing external research grants, enhancing research quality and publication output;  

(d) engage in scholarly research / high-level consultancy;  

(e) facilitate the Department in increasing its international visibility, enhancing its profile and strengthening its global network;

(f) supervise research students; 

(g) teach and contribute to curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and  

(h) contribute to academic administration and management in the University.


Applicants should have:

(a) a PhD degree in Biomedical Science, Medical Imaging and Radiation Science or other closely related fields;

(b) an international reputation in research and scholarship;  

(c) a strong record in attracting research funding and excellence in research outputs;  

(d) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning;  

(e) a global perspective, proven qualities of academic leadership, and a demonstrated ability of fostering collaboration with faculty members with different cultural and research backgrounds in teaching, intellectual contributions and service activities; and  

(f) ability to bring more visibility, prestige and reputation to the University.  

Preference will be given to those with experience in the professional discipline and a recognised professional qualification. Interdisciplinary leadership experience would be considered as a major asset.

The successful candidate will be appointed as Chair Professor or Professor, commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience.

[Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement need not re-apply.]

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

Terms of appointment and remuneration package are negotiable and highly competitive.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at

Application and Nomination

Applicants are invited to send detailed curriculum vitae, and direct any enquiries, to the Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong [Fax: (852) 2764 3374] or via email to, quoting the position being applied for and the reference number.  It is optional for the applicants to include two to three reference letters in their applications.  Consideration of applications will commence in November 2019 until the position is filled.  Candidature may be obtained by nominations.  The University reserves the right to make an appointment by invitation or not to fill the position.  General information about the University is available at or from the Human Resources Office [Tel: (852) 2766 5293].  The University 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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