Research Assistant Professor in Optometry

Hong Kong (HK)
Thursday, 24 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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. 


Research Assistant Professor in Optometry (Ref. 19102402)

The School of Optometry is one of five academic units in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.  The School conducts the 5-year Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Optometry which is a registrable qualification with the Hong Kong Government.  It also hosts the Centre for Myopia Research.  Research is vibrant in the areas of Myopia and Eye Growth, Ocular Drug Discovery and Delivery, Vision Enhancement, Tear Film and Ocular Surface as well as Advanced Optometric Technology.  Please visit the website at for more information about the School.


The appointee will be required to:

(a) conduct research and secure external research funding;

(b) undertake teaching duties at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;  

(c) supervise research students;

(d) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of School and/or her delegates.


Applicants should:

(a)have a PhD degree in Optometry or Vision Science;

(b) have the relevant postdoctoral research experience in Optometry and Vision Science (as supported by evidence of research projects and outputs) and relevant teaching experience; and

(c) demonstrate potential for establishing significant externally funded research programmes.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Appointment will only be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  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 7 November 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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