Professor / Associate Professor in School of Optometry

Hong Kong (HK)
09 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time



Professor / Associate Professor

(Ref. 17040511)
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 1,400.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.5 billion.
The School of Optometry is one of five academic units in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.  The School offers the 5-year Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Optometry programme which is a registrable qualification with the Hong Kong Government.  It also hosts the Centre for Myopia Research.  Research is vibrant in the areas of Myopia and the Ageing Eye. Please visit the website at for more information about the School. 


The appointee will be required to: 

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

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

(c)    contribute to the development and enhancement of teaching and learning;

(d)    secure external competitive research grants, conduct academic research, publish in peer-reviewed journals;

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

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


Applicants should have: 

(a)    a PhD degree in Optometry or relevant disciplines, preferably specializing in Myopia, Ageing Eye and Neuroscience;

(b)    substantial university teaching experience and an excellent portfolio of teaching in respective areas;

(c)    substantial experience in academic programme planning, management and curriculum development;

(d)    relevant experience in e-learning and blended learning strategies in teaching and scholarship;

(e)    excellent records of publications in internationally recognized journals and successful bidding of external competitive research grants; and

(f)    extensive local and international connections in research and professional capacities.

Preference will be given to those with a strong research orientation, the potential to publish in high quality scholarly journals and a good teaching record.  Applicants with less experience will be considered for appointment as Associate Professor.

Applicants are invited to contact Professor To Chi-ho, Head of School of Optometry by email at for further information about the post. 

Remuneration and Conditions of Service 
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor level / Professor level.  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 send a completed application form to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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