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Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Food, Nutrition and Human Health

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. The University pursues world-class excellence in education, research and knowledge transfer to nurture socially responsible leaders and professionals, as well as to drive impactful research and innovation. PolyU will strive to continually excel as an innovative world-class university that makes a positive impact on society, living up to the University’s motto: “To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind”.

Ranked among the top 100 universities globally by well-known ranking organisations such as Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Times Higher Education (THE) and U.S. News & World Report, PolyU offers a wide range of world-class educational and research programmes in six faculties and three independent schools. PolyU has furthermore achieved remarkable results in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024 – it is ranked in the global top 20 for five subjects, is first in Hong Kong for four subjects, and is in the global top 100 for 21 subjects.


The Department of Food Science and Nutrition is a multi-disciplinary department established from 1 January 2023 under the Faculty of Science.  With the unique standing in Hong Kong and the commitment to quality teaching, research excellence and knowledge transfer, the Department is envisioned to develop all-rounded graduates with professional qualifications, and promote interdisciplinary research with positive societal impacts.  The Department’s key research pillars are Food Safety, Food Technology, Human Nutrition and Chinese Medicine.  Currently, there are about 18 academic and teaching staff and 14 Research Assistant Professors in the Department. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Food, Nutrition and Human Health (four posts)

(Ref. 240415009)


The appointees will be required to:

(a) provide leadership in all aspects of academic activities, including research, teaching and service in the Department;  

(b) provide leadership in promoting research collaboration, securing external research grants, improving research quality and publication outputs; 

(c) facilitate the Department to gain and increase visibility and international/industrial connections; 

(d) teach and contribute to curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; 

(e) engage in the supervision of research students of the Department, such as MPhil and PhD students; 

(f) carry out academic and administrative duties as required; and 

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


Applicants should:

(a) have a doctoral degree in Food, Nutrition and Human Health or a related discipline; 

(b) have substantial years of relevant experience in research and university teaching in the discipline of Food, Nutrition and Human Health; 

(c) have proven track records in teaching and research; 

(d) have demonstrated excellence in establishing significant externally funded research programmes; 

(e) have considerable experience in academic programme planning, management and curriculum development; 

(f) be able to demonstrate academic management and leadership capabilities; and 

(g) be open to the use of e-learning and blended learning strategies in teaching and scholarship. 

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 achievement. Applicants with less experience will be considered for appointment as Assistant Professor.

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement need not re-apply.

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 Associate Professor and 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 29 April 2024 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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