Research Assistant Professor in Nursing

Hong Kong (HK)
26 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Jul 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.  


Research Assistant Professor in Nursing (Ref. 20062401)
[Tenable from August 2020] 

Established in 1977, the School of Nursing supports the mission of the University by nurturing graduates who are critical thinkers, effective communicators, innovative problem solvers, lifelong learners and ethical leaders.  It ranks 31st for the best School of Nursing internationally (QS Ranking 2019).  The education, research, consultancy and integrative health services are driven by a commitment to improve health of the community.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the School as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Health Services since December 2007.  The School is offering a full range of nursing programmes including Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degree levels, with a total student population of about 2,000.  Currently, it has a total of around 80 full-time faculty members.  It is renowned for its research in Geronto logical Nursing, Family and Community Health, Mental Health, Transitional Care and Integrative Digital Health. Due to continuous success and increase in the number of students in postgraduate programmes and research centres of the School, there is an opening for qualified health professional to join this dynamic and leading School of Nursing in Asia.  For more information about the University and the School of Nursing, please visit the websites and


The appointee will be required to:

(a)    conduct research as the main duty and actively pursue external research grants, such as General Research Fund, as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator;

(b)    provide quality teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level;

(c)    contribute to departmental service;

(d)    conduct research that leads to publications in refereed journals and award of research grants; 

(e)    engage in applied research, creative development and consultancy projects in relation to health care related activities; 

(f)    contribute to the development of the School’s relevant research theme and participate in its activities; and

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


Applicants should:

(a)    have a doctoral degree in Nursing or a related discipline;
(b)    have professional qualifications registrable with The Nursing Council of Hong Kong;

(c)    have demonstrated promise of a high level of creative ability in research and teaching in some subdivisions of his/her field;

(d)    be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills; and

(e)    be highly proficient in written and spoken English.

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 on 8 July 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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