Professor in Fashion and Textile Technology

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Institute of Textiles and Clothing

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. 

Institute of Textiles and Clothing 

The Institute of Textiles and Clothing is a constituent unit of the Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, the pioneer of tertiary education in textiles and clothing in Hong Kong and the leading centre for education and research in the textile and clothing field in the region. Please visit the website at for more information about the Institute. 

Professor in Fashion and Textile Technology 

The appointee will be required to: 

  1. provide leadership in all aspects of academic activities such as programme development and curriculum planning;
  2. teach at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels in related area;
  3. supervise research students;
  4. initiate, lead and engage in research, high-level consultancy and other scholarly activities leading to publications in top-tier refereed journals, awards of research grants and high impact to the academic and social communities; and
  5. undertake administrative duties in relation to academic affairs. 

Applicants should have: 

  1. a relevant PhD degree in Apparel Technology or related disciplines plus substantial years of experience in teaching, research and/or serving the professional industry with significant achievements in apparel technology, production techniques and processes, prototype developments of apparel products or related areas; previous experience in sportswear or activewear will be an advantage;
  2. a distinguished international reputation and a well-established track record of research, including refereed publications, external grants and postgraduate supervision, with significant contributions to and impact on the related fields;
  3. strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and professional service;
  4. proven experience in securing or raising research funds from the government or industry; and
  5. excellent communication skills and the ability to use English as the medium of instruction. 

Candidates with less experience will be considered for appointment at the level of Associate Professor/Assistant Professor and the job duty requirements and expectation would be in line with the appointed grade. 

Remuneration and Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointment 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 and Professor levels. 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 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 Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Initial consideration of applications will commence in mid-August 2017. The University Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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