Chair Professor / Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in History of Science

Hong Kong
02 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2023
Contract Type
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. 


Chair Professor / Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in History of Science / Medicine / Environment in Modern China (two posts) (Ref. 221101006)

The Department of Chinese Culture is part of the Faculty of Humanities.  Its mission is to offer high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that provide interdisciplinary training in the study of Chinese history and culture. Currently, the Department offers PhD and MPhil programmes, a taught-master degree programme, a major degree programme in Bilingual Interdisciplinary Chinese Studies, a minor degree programme in Chinese Culture, and university-wide general education courses. The media of instruction are English and Putonghua. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.


The appointees will be required to:

(a)   engage in teaching aspects of Chinese history and culture and undertake related pedagogical activities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;

(b)   engage in programme / curriculum design and development, consultancy projects and other scholarly activities that help promote the Department’s interests;

(c)   undertake scholarly research in his/her area(s) of expertise;

(d)   contribute to the strategic development goals of the Department and management of departmental affairs; and

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

(f)   Appointees at Chair Professor or Professor level are expected to play a leading role in academic and research development of the Department.


Applicants should:

(a)   a PhD in a relevant discipline;  

(b)   a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and learning;  

(c)   relevant post-qualification teaching and research experience and an excellent record of relevant academic achievements; and  

(d)   an excellent command of both written and spoken English and Chinese.

Applicants for appointment at Chair Professor level should demonstrate an outstanding level of scholarly accomplishments and have acquired an international reputation as one of the most distinguished scholars in his/her field of specialization, with proven academic leadership and ability.

Applicants for appointment at Professor or Associate Professor level should have substantial years of relevant post-qualification experience and an excellent record of relevant academic and/or research achievements. Applicants with less experience may be considered for appointment as Assistant Professor.

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 Professor / Associate Professor levels. For appointment as Chair Professor level, terms of appointment and remuneration package are negotiable. For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at


Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website ( Consideration of applications will commence on 15 December 2022 until the positions are 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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