Research Assistant Professor in Optometry

Hong Kong (HK)
01 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2021
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 Optometry (two posts) (Ref. 20090105)

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 appointees 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; and

(d)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of School and/or his 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.  Appointments 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 with the names and addresses of three referees 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 September 2020 until the positions are 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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