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Research Assistant Professor

Hong Kong (HK)
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.
Closing date
Aug 21, 2021
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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.  


The Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology is a multi-disciplinary department in 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.  There are about 52 faculty members in the Department.  Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.

With Food Science and Technology being one of its top research foci, PolyU has recently established a brand new “Research Institute for Future Food” (RiFood) in order to facilitate impactful interdisciplinary research for the benefit of mankind.  RiFood has three main research directions, namely (i) Food Sustainability, (ii) Smart Technology and Functional Food Development, and (iii) Nutrition and Human Health.  At present, our interdisciplinary Research Team comprises 30 faculty members with a wide spectrum of expertise originated from 10 Departments in 6 Faculties/Schools of the University.

Research Assistant Professor in Food Sustainability / Smart Technology and Functional Food Development / Nutrition and Human Health (three posts) (Ref. 21061806)

The appointees will be required to (a) conduct interdisciplinary research in Food Sustainability / Smart Technology and Functional Food Development / Nutrition and Human Health as the main duty, and actively pursue external research grants as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator; (b) provide quality teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level; (c) engage in publicity activities that increase visibility of RiFood and PolyU and (d) provide expert advice and service to the local and international communities on food-related issues.

Applicants should (a) have a doctoral degree in Food Science, Nutrition or related disciplines; (b) have demonstrated promise of a high level of creative ability in research and teaching; (c) be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills; and (d) be highly proficient in written and spoken English.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive package including a medical benefits plan and a gratuity payable upon completion of the term which is normally for three years initially, with possibility of extension for another three years.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please send a completed application form by post, providing 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 2 July 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.

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