Professor in Fashion and Textile Technology

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



Professor in Fashion and Textile Technology

(Ref. 17062012)
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 Institute of Textiles and Clothing is a constituent unit of the Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, the pioneer of tertiary education in textiles and clothing in Hong Kong and the leading centre for education and research in the textile and clothing field in the region.  The mission of the Institute is to serve the Hong Kong community through the provision of quality educational programmes, research, consultancy and professional services in fashion and textiles.  The activities are anticipated to extend to neighbouring regions and the international arena.  The Institute is home to a wide range of academic programmes covering subject disciplines from fashion and textile technology, fashion and textile design, fashion and textile marketing and merchandising, to fashion retailing and distribution.  These programmes are offered at various levels up to Doctoral degree in full-time and part-time learning modes.  Currently, there are 60 full-time academics in the above subject disciplines.  The Institute is also a vibrant research department with a large number of research personnel and research students.  Please visit the website at  for more information about the Institute.


The appointee will be required to:

(a)    provide leadership in all aspects of academic activities such as programme development and curriculum planning;

(b)    teach at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels in the area of fashion/textile technology;

(c)    supervise research students;

(d)    initiate, lead and engage in research, high-level consultancy and other scholarly activities leading to publications in top-tier refereed journals, awards of research grants as well as high impact to the academic and social communities;

(e)    undertake administrative duties in relation to academic affairs; and

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


Applicants should have: 

(a)    a relevant PhD degree in Apparel Technology or related disciplines plus substantial years of experience in teaching, research and/or serving the professional industry with significant achievements in apparel technology, production techniques and processes, prototype developments of apparel products or related areas; previous experience in sportswear or activewear will be an advantage;

(b)    a distinguished international reputation and a well-established track record of research, including refereed publications, external grants and postgraduate supervision, with significant contributions to and impact on the related fields;

(c)    strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and professional service;

(d)    proven experience in securing or raising research funds from the government or industry; and

(e)    excellent communication skills and the ability to use English as the medium of instruction.

Candidates with less experience will be considered for appointment at the level of Associate Professor/Assistant Professor and the job duty requirements and expectation would be in line with the appointed grade.

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 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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