Associate Professor / Assistant Professor

Hong Kong
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.
April 27 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

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.




The Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology is a multi-disciplinary department in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with diversified specialties in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering and food science.  The Department’s research focus is in the interdisciplinary areas of chemistry and biology.  The Department has about 42 faculty members.  Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.


Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Cell Biology / Nutrition / Immunology / Microbiology (several posts)


The appointees will be required to (a) conduct lectures, practical sessions and tutorials at taught master’s and undergraduate levels in various disciplines of Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Physiology, Food and Nutrition, Immunology, Microbiology and/or related disciplines; (b) supervise MPhil and PhD students; (c) establish a vigorous research programme at the cutting edge of biotechnology,  biochemistry, cell biology, food and nutrition, immunology, microbiology, and engage in other scholarly activities; and (d) contribute to departmental and programme administration as well as curriculum development.



Applicants should (a) have a PhD degree in the field of Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Food and Nutrition,  Immunology, Microbiology or related disciplines; (b) have relevant post-qualification experience in teaching and research; (c) have an excellent publication record in peer-reviewed international journals, especially in the areas of biotechnology, biochemistry, food and nutrition as well as other disciplines of biology; (d) be highly motivated and possess creative talents to develop and apply the state-of-the-art techniques in the areas of Immunology to investigate biomedical problems that are critical to the health of humans and/or domestic animals; (e) have an established track record in obtaining external funding/research grants; and (f) be able to demonstrate evidence of possession of effective classroom teaching skills.   


Preference will be given to those who have an undergraduate degree in Immunology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Physiology, Pharmacology or related disciplines.


Remuneration and 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 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 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 will continue until the positions are filled.   Initial consideration of applications will commence on 19 May 2017.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at