Research Assistant Professor in Service Design

Hong Kong
17 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2022
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$7.6 billion. 


The Institute of Textiles and Clothing is a constituent unit of the Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, the pioneer of tertiary education in textiles and clothing in Hong Kong, and the leading centre for education and research in the textile and clothing field in the region. Please visit for more information about the Institute.

The PolyU-DRRC Novel Material Science and Technology Innovation Centre (the “Centre”) is a research centre jointly established by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Dehaa Rossun Research Centre Limited.  Hosted by Institute of Textiles and Clothing, the Centre’s objective is to conduct research and development of cutting-edge technologies and related products on novel materials, health care products, functional care products and smart wearable products, aiming to accelerate the creation of industrial technology standards and transfer the developed technologies to the industries and benefit the society.

Research Assistant Professor in Fashion and Textile Technology (Ref. 22011401)


The appointee will be required to:

(a) conduct research in thermal comfort and related areas under the direction of the Centre Director as the main duty, and actively pursue external research grants, such as General Research Fund as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator;

(b) assist the Centre Director in supervising the research and activities of the Centre;

(c) provide quality teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level; and

(d) contribute to the Centre’s service.


Applicants should:

(a) have a doctoral degree and preferably postdoctoral experience in thermal comfort modelling, heat and mass transfer in fibrous systems, functional clothing and textiles or a related discipline;

(b) have demonstrated promise of a high level of creativity in research in some subdivisions of his/her field;

(c) be able to demonstrate effective interdisciplinary teamwork; and

(d) be highly proficient in written and spoken English. Other language skill like Putonghua is an additional advantage.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive package including a medical benefits plan and a gratuity payable upon completion of the term which is normally for three years initially, with possibility of extension for another three years.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please send a completed application form by post, nominate two referees from different institutions/organisations by providing their names, addresses and relationship with the applicants, 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 in mid-February 2022 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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