Assistant Professor in Food Science

Hong Kong (HK)
13 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) 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 Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology is a multi-disciplinary department in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) with diversified specialties in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition and food science.  The Department’s research focus is in the interdisciplinary areas of chemistry, biology, nutrition and food science.  The Department has about 44 faculty members.  Please visit the website at for more information about the Department. 

Food Safety and Technology is one of the top strategic research foci of PolyU.  The Department offers the only undergraduate programme in Food Safety and Technology in Hong Kong, which meets the international standard of Institute of Food Technologists and International Union of Food Science and Technology.  The Department has also established the first university-based Food Safety and Technology Research Centre (FSTRC) in Hong Kong since 2011.  FSTRC aims to become a world-class food safety and food technology authority offering one-stop services to stakeholders to safeguard public health.  

Assistant Professor in Food Science (Ref. 18071301)

The appointee will be required to (a)     conduct lectures, practical sessions and tutorials at taught master’s and undergraduate levels in Food Science and/or related disciplines; (b) supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students; (c) bring expertise to complement current research areas of other academics and develop an internationally recognized and extramurally funded research programme on “Innovative Food Science for Quality, Safety and Health”; (d) engage in strong industrial collaboration to facilitate the development of FSTRC; and (e) contribute to departmental and programme administration as well as professional service activities in local, national and international organizations.

Applicants should (a) have a PhD degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Metabolomics, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related disciplines; (b) have strong and relevant post-qualification experience in teaching and research; (c) have an excellent publication record in peer-reviewed international journals, especially in food science or related disciplines; (d) have an established track record in obtaining external funding/research grants; and (e) be able to demonstrate evidence of possession of effective classroom teaching skills.

Preference will be given to candidates with an undergraduate degree in Food Science or related disciplines.

Remuneration and 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  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. Consideration of applications will commence on 2 August 2018 until the positions are filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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