Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy

Hong Kong (HK)
22 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2021
Contract Type
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.


Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy (Ref. 20122202)
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 appointee will be required to: 
(a)    undertake teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including supervision of student projects and seminars, and/or supervision of clinical placements; 
(b)    carry out independent research and other scholarly activities, and obtain research grants; 
(c)    participate in community, professional and/or consultancy services;  

(d)    undertake administrative duties; and

(e)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his delegates. 
Applicants should have: 
(a)    a PhD degree in occupational therapy or a related discipline;
(b)    a strong commitment to excellence in teaching with demonstrated good teaching performance;  
(c)    a promising research and publication record with expertise of translational research and an area of expertise in physical rehabilitation being preferable; and 
(d)    good interpersonal and communication skills.

Applicants with proven excellence in translational research and teaching may be considered for appointment at Associate Professor level.
Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor level.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at  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. 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.