Associate Professor in Mental Health

Hong Kong
03 May 2021
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 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$ 7.6 billion. 


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 43rd for the best School of Nursing internationally (QS Ranking 2021). 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 1,800. Currently, it has a total of around 80 full-time faculty members. It is renowned for its research in Gerontological Nursing, Community Care, Emergency / Critical Care Nursing, Health Innovation and Technology, Supportive and Palliative Care, Disaster Nursing Management, Infection Control and Surgical Nursing. Due to continuous success and increase in the number of students in postgraduate programmes and research centres of the School, there are several openings for qualified health professionals 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

Associate Professor in Mental Health (Ref. 21043013)

The appointee will be required to (a) teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and supervise student projects and theses; (b) conduct research that leads to publications in refereed journals and award of research grants; (c) engage in applied research, creative development and consultancy projects in relation to health care related activities; (d) contribute to the development of the School’s relevant research theme and participate in its activities; (e) contribute to departmental activities and management; and (f) render professional service to the community and support activities that promote or foster links with the profession in the industry and/or in the community.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in Nursing or a relevant discipline with substantial years of relevant experience; (b) professional qualifications registrable with The Nursing Council of Hong Kong; (c) a substantial record and reputation as an accomplished teacher with significant contribution to curriculum development/review or teaching and learning processes; (d) an established track record in research and scholarship, including refereed publications, external grants and postgraduate supervision; and (e) demonstrated academic management and leadership capabilities.

Applicants are invited to contact Prof. Alex Molasiotis, Head of School of Nursing, by email for further information.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. 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, providing 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 14 May 2021 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.