Professor in Optometry

Hong Kong (HK)
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.
March 26 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type


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 1,200.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.6 billion.   


Professor in Optometry (Ref. 21032605)

The School of Optometry is one of five academic units in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.  The School conducts the 5-year Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Optometry 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 Eye Growth, Ocular Drug Discovery and Delivery, Vision Enhancement, Tear Film and Ocular Surface as well as Advanced Optometric Technology. 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 Visual 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 track record in Myopia, Ageing Eye and Visual Neuroscience, the potential to publish in high quality scholarly journals and a good teaching record.  

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 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 by post with the names and addresses of three referees 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 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 26 April 2021 until the position is filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.