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Assistant Professor in Fashion Technology and/or Interaction Design

Employer
THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
Location
Hong Kong
Closing date
30 Oct 2024

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.

SCHOOL OF FASHION AND TEXTILES

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 https://www.polyu.edu.hk/sft/.

Assistant Professor in Fashion Technology and/or Interaction Design (Ref. 240531002)

The appointee will be required to (a) teach and contribute curriculum development at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels and supervise research students; (b) initiate, lead and participate in research, consultancy and other scholarly activities leading to publications in refereed journals and/or exhibitions, as well as awards of research grants; (c) undertake academic and departmental administrative duties; and (d) perform any other duties as assigned by the Dean of the School or his/her delegates.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in Fashion Technology and/or Interaction Design or a related discipline; (b) sound knowledge of university teaching and research in fibre sciences and wearable technology, or other related areas in fashion design technology; (c) solid research and publication records in high-quality scholarly journals, as well as promising potential in bidding for research grants and establishing significant externally funded research programs; (d) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; and (e) excellent communication skills and be able to use English as the medium of instruction.  Candidates should submit their fashion design portfolios, including copies of ten samples of their artwork in a digital format with a brief description of the artwork, together with the completed application.  Preference will be given to those with strong research orientation, potential to publish in high-quality scholarly journals and/or exhibitions, and a good teaching record.

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/docdrive/careers/doc/Prof.pdf.

Application

Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website (https://jobs.polyu.edu.hk/academic).   Consideration of applications will commence on 13 June 2024 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/pics_for_recruitment/.

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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