Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Medical Laboratory Science

Hong Kong (HK)
11 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
11 May 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 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 1,300.  The total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is close to HK$7 billion (US$900 million) per year. 
Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Medical Laboratory Science (three posts)
The Department of Health Technology and Informatics (HTI) is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences hosting the disciplines of Medical Laboratory Science and Radiography.  The Department offers academic programmes at various levels, from bachelor’s degree all the way to PhD degree. There are currently about 30 faculty members, with about 20 technical and administrative personnel, plus around 60 research students and research staff, 180 postgraduate students, and 580 undergraduate students in the Department.  HTI is a leading academic department in the above professional disciplines with strong commitment to quality teaching and research.  Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.
The appointees will be required to (a) contribute to the teaching/learning activities in Medical Laboratory Science and/or Biomedical Science, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) engage actively in research, consultancy and other scholarly activities; and (c) undertake academic and administrative duties as assigned by the Head of Department.
Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in the area of Biomedical Science or other closely related fields; (b) extensive teaching and research experience in either one of the following areas: (i) Clinical Chemistry; or        (ii) Medical Laboratory Science and/or Biomedical Science; (c) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; (d) a track record of collaboration as well as leadership in research; and (e) a strong record of output in research and development that is commensurate with the appointed grade.
Candidates with excellent teaching, publication and research collaboration track records will be considered for appointment at the level of Professor / Associate Professor.
Remuneration and 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  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application. 
Please submit application form via email to; by fax at (852) 2764 3374; or by mail to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.  If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from  Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled.  Initial consideration of applications will commence on 15 May 2017.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at