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Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

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.


Established in 1977, the School of Nursing supports the mission of the University by nurturing graduates who are critical thinkers, effective communicators, innovative problem solvers, lifelong learners and ethical leaders.  The education, research, consultancy and integrative health services are driven by a commitment to improve health of the community.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated the School as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Health Services since December 2007.  The School’s Centre of Evidence-based Practice for Health Care Policy has been a Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Affiliated Group since 2022.  The School is offering a full range of nursing programmes including Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degree levels, with a total student population of about 2,500.  Currently, it has a total of around 80 full-time faculty members.

Due to continuous success and increase in the number of students in postgraduate programmes and research centres of the School, there are several openings for qualified health professionals to join this dynamic and leading School of Nursing in Asia.  The posts are open to local and international applicants from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds.  For more information about the University and the School of Nursing, please visit the websites and

Each appointee will be allocated to one of our research Areas of Excellence:

  • Primary Health Care
  • Mental Health & Psychosocial Support
  • Health Aging through Innovations
  • Palliative Care and Cancer Trajectory and Survivorship

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Community and Primary Health Care / Nursing / Mental Health (several posts) (Ref. 240603006)

The appointees will be required to:

(a) teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and supervise student projects and theses;

(b) conduct research that leads to publications in refereed journals and award of research grants;

(c) engage in applied research, creative development and consultancy projects in relation to health care related activities;

(d) contribute to the development of the School’s relevant research theme and participate in its activities;

(e) contribute to departmental activities and management;

(f) render professional service to the community and support activities that promote or foster links with the profession in the industry and/or in the community; and

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


Applicants should have:

(a) a PhD degree in Nursing or a relevant discipline with substantial years of relevant experience;

(b) professional qualifications registrable with The Nursing Council of Hong Kong;

(c) a substantial record and reputation as an accomplished teacher with significant contribution to curriculum development / review or teaching and learning processes;

(d) an established track record in research and scholarship, including refereed publications, external grants and postgraduate supervision; and

(e) demonstrated academic management and leadership capabilities.

Applicants for appointment at Professor level should demonstrate a strong background in research in one of the school research themes with an international academic profile.  They should also demonstrate excellent international reputation in research and possess an excellent record of academic leadership and research scholarship, both in terms of publications and funded research.  Applicants with less experience will be considered for appointment at the level of Associate Professor / Assistant Professor.  The job duty requirements and expectation would be in line with the appointed grade.

Applicants are invited to contact Professor Janelle Yorke, Head of School of Nursing via email at for further information.

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointments 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 17 June 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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