Assistant Professor in Fashion Design / Digital Design

Hong Kong (HK)
08 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 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.


The Institute of Textiles and Clothing is a constituent unit of the Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, the pioneer of tertiary education in textiles and clothing in Hong Kong, and the leading centre for education and research in the textile and clothing field in the region.  The Institute is home to a wide range of academic programmes covering subject disciplines from fashion and textile technology, fashion and textile design, fashion and textile marketing and merchandising, to fashion retailing and distribution.  These programmes are offered at various levels up to Doctoral degree in full-time and part-time learning modes.  Please visit for more information about the Institute.

Assistant Professor in Fashion Design / Digital Design (Ref. 20060406)


The appointee will be required to:

(a)    teach and contribute to curriculum development at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level(s) and supervise research students in the area of fashion design or related areas;

(b)    initiate, lead and participate in research, consultancy and other scholarly activities leading to traditional and/or non-traditional research outputs such as publications in top-tier refereed journals and/or exhibitions and shows as well as awards of research grants;

(c)    lead and/or contribute to academic and departmental committees; and

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


Applicants should have:

(a)    a PhD degree in Fashion Design or related disciplines;

(b)    sound knowledge of university teaching and/or research experience in areas such as sustainable fashion design, fashion history, digital product and service design; experience in fashion design at international level will have an advantage;

(c)    solid research and publication record in high quality scholarly journals or international/curated fashion and textile design exhibitions/shows or strong potential to publish in top-tier refereed journals or impactful non-traditional outputs as well as good potential in bidding for research grants and establishing significant externally funded research programmes;

(d)    strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and professional service; and

(e)    excellent communication skills and the ability to use English as the medium of instruction.

Preference will be given to those who have strong research orientation and a good teaching record.  

Applicants are expected to submit their fashion design e-portfolios including ten samples of their artwork, each with a brief description, together with the completed application.
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.  Consideration of applications will commence in the end of June 2020 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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