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Professor / Associate Professor in Fashion Business

With over 85 years of rich heritage, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has evolved alongside society and made pivotal contributions to the development of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world. PolyU also strives to be an innovative world-class university that pursues excellence in education, research and knowledge transfer. It offers a wide range of programmes in six faculties and three independent schools. Besides being ranked among the top 100 universities globally by well-known ranking organisations such as QS, THE and U.S. News & World Report, PolyU was ranked among the top 20 universities in three subjects and top 100 universities in 14 subjects / subject areas in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.


The School of Fashion and Textiles used to be under PolyU’s Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles for many years, but as of July 2022, the university spun it off and established it as an independent school to meet the growing demand and explore creative possibilities.  With rapid technological advancement, fashion is ever-expanding, with so many permutation and integration possibilities encompassing different aspects of society and humanities to contribute to knowledge advancement, reimagining the future, and betterment of society.

Situated in the best part of Hong Kong, PolyU offers an exciting lifestyle and ample opportunities for commerce and industry interactions through research and teaching.  PolyU is a supportive and rigorous institution to pursue your academic ambitions on many fronts.  For further information, please visit the School’s website at

Professor / Associate Professor in Fashion Business (Ref. 240322012)

We invite an accomplished scholar in a broad spectrum of fashion businesses.  The appointee will be required to (a) teach and lead in the programme planning, management and curriculum development at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels and supervise research students; (b) provide leadership in promoting research collaboration; (c) secure external competitive research grants, conduct academic research, consultancy and other scholarly activities leading to publications in high-impact journals and awards of research grants; (d) facilitate the School to gain and increase visibility and international/industrial connections; (e) lead academic and departmental committees; and (f) perform any other duties as assigned by the Dean of School or his/her delegates.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in Fashion Business, Marketing, Psychology, Sociology, Economics or disciplines related to Fashion Management; (b) solid experience in University teaching and/or excellent record in academic and research achievement in Supply Chain, Operation Management, Retail Operation, Digital Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Innovation Management, Fashion Entrepreneurship or related areas; (c) high-impact research and publication record in high quality scholarly journals or strong potential to publish in top-tier refereed journals; (d) strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and professional service; and (e) excellent communication skills and be able to use English as the medium of instruction.

Preference will be given to those with strong research orientation, with a proven record to publish in top scholarly journals and successfully secure grants and research funding.

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

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Professor and Associate Professor levels.  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 4 April 2024 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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