Research Assistant Professor in Big Data, Machine Learning

Hong Kong (HK)
04 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2021
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 1,200.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion. 


Research Assistant Professor in Big Data, Machine Learning  or AI / Traditional Chinese Medicine / Healthy Aging or Gerontology / Clinical or Rehabilitation Informatics / Health Promotion and Wellness (two posts) (Ref. 20120404) 

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences offers teaching programmes from entry level BSc (Hons) for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy to PhD. There are over 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 appointees 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; and

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


Applicants should:

(a)    have a doctoral degree in disciplines related to Big Data, Machine Learning or AI, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Healthy Aging or Gerontology, Clinical or Rehabilitation Informatics, Health Promotion and Wellness, Tissue Healing, Sports Science or Musculoskeletal Health;

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

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

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

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 two 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 4 January 2021 until the positions are filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at      

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