Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy / Rehabilitation Sciences

Hong Kong (HK)
Jul 13, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jan 31, 2021
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 1,200.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion.


Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy / Rehabilitation Sciences (Ref. 20071301)

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences offers teaching programmes from entry level BSc(Hons) to PhD for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. There are around 60 faculty members in the disciplines of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences in the Department. The main translational research programmes in the Department are neuroscience and neurological rehabilitation, orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation, East-meets-West in Rehabilitation Sciences and geriatric rehabilitation. It also operates a Rehabilitation Clinic which is the hub for clinical teaching and consultancy services to the community. The Department puts equal emphases on basic, applied and clinical research relevant to the theory and technology development in rehabilitation. Besides, the Department has taken the lead in incorporating Chinese therapeutics into the academic curricula which is unique worldwide. The vision and passion of the Department is “Touching Lives, Making An Impact”. For more information about the Department, please visit the website at

The Department is now inviting high calibre candidates for the post of Assistant Professor to take part in a number of research and teaching activities in the areas of Applied Cognitive Neuroscience / Applied Neurophysiology / Neurological Rehabilitation / Occupational Therapy.


The appointee will be required to:

(a)    conduct innovative research projects that lead to publications in refereed journals and awards of external research grants;

(b)    engage in research collaborations both locally and internationally;

(c)    teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and supervise research students;

(d)    participate in professional services to the academic community and in promotional activities;

(e)    contribute to departmental activities; and

(f)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his delegates.


Applicants should:

(a)    have a PhD degree in related areas;

(b)    have an excellent track record of research in one of the above areas relevant to the strategic development of the Department; 

(c)    demonstrate strong evidence of commitment to research that leads to top quality publications with high impact; 

(d)    a strong commitment to excellence in teaching with demonstrated good teaching performance; and

(e)    have good interpersonal and communication skills.

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 by post 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 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.  Recruitment will continue 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.