Research Assistant Professor in Nutrition and Human Health

Hong Kong
19 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2022
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$7.6 billion.


The Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology is a multi-disciplinary department in PolyU with diversified specialties in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition and food science. The Department’s research focus is in the interdisciplinary areas of chemistry, biology, nutrition and food science. There are about 56 faculty members in the Department.  Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.

With Food Science and Human Health being one of its top research foci, PolyU has recently established a brand new “Research Institute for Future Food” (RiFood) in order to facilitate impactful interdisciplinary research for the benefit of mankind. RiFood has three main research directions, namely (i) Food Sustainability; (ii) Smart Technology and Functional Food Development; and (iii) Nutrition and Human Health. At present, our interdisciplinary Research Team comprises more than 45 faculty members originated from 13 Departments in 6 Faculties/Schools of PolyU with a wide spectrum of expertise. Please visit the website at for more information about RiFood.

Research Assistant Professor in Nutrition and Human Health (Ref. 22011827)

The appointee will be required to (a) conduct interdisciplinary research in Nutrition and Human Health under RiFood as the main duty, and actively pursue external research grants as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator; (b) provide quality teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level; (c) engage in publicity activities that increase visibility of RiFood and PolyU; and (d) provide expert advice and service to the local and international communities on food-related issues.

Applicants should (a) have a doctoral degree in Food Science, Nutrition or related disciplines; (b) have demonstrated promise of a high level of creative ability in research and teaching; (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 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 on 8 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.