Assistant Professor in Chemical Technology / Green Chemistry / Organic Synthesis

Hong Kong (HK)
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.
April 19 2018
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 1,400.  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 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.

Assistant Professor in Chemical Technology / Green Chemistry / Organic Synthesis (several posts) (Ref. 18041902)

The appointee will be required to (a) conduct lectures, practical sessions and tutorials at taught master’s and undergraduate levels in various disciplines of Chemical Technology, Green Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Renewable Energy and/or related disciplines; (b) supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students; (c) establish a vigorous research programme at the cutting edge of green chemistry, medicinal chemistry, renewable energy, various technologies of chemical technology, 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 Chemical Technology, Green Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry or Renewable energy 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 chemical technology, green chemistry, medicinal chemistry or renewable energy; (d) be highly motivated and possess creative talents to develop and apply the state-of-the-art techniques in the areas of safety and quality of foods from the farm to the consumer with a focus on utilization of advanced technologies, pathogenesis, proteomic and genomic as well as other molecular-based approaches to control environmental as well as food-borne pathogens; (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 Chemistry, Chemical Technology or related disciplines.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointments 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 9 May 2018 until the positions are filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at