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Research Assistant Professor in Fashion and Textile Technology

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Institute of Textiles and Clothing

Location: Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Salary: highly competitive package
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Expires: 15th March 2022
Job Ref: 22011401

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY 

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

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 http://www.itc.polyu.edu.hk for more information about the Institute. 

The PolyU-DRRC Novel Material Science and Technology Innovation Centre (the “Centre”) is a research centre jointly established by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Dehaa Rossun Research Centre Limited.  Hosted by Institute of Textiles and Clothing,  the Centre’s objective is to conduct research and development of cutting-edge technologies and related products on novel materials, health care products, functional care products and smart wearable products, aiming to accelerate the creation of industrial technology standards and transfer the developed technologies to the industries and benefit the society. 

Research Assistant Professor in Fashion and Textile Technology (Ref. 22011401) 

Duties 

The appointee will be required to: 

(a)        conduct research in thermal comfort and related areas under the direction of the Centre Director as the main duty, and actively pursue external research grants, such as General Research Fund as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator; 

(b)        assist the Centre Director in supervising the research and activities of the Centre; 

(c)        provide quality teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level; and 

(d)        contribute to the Centre’s service. 

Qualifications 

Applicants should: 

(a)        have a doctoral degree and preferably postdoctoral experience in thermal comfort modelling, heat and mass transfer in fibrous systems, functional clothing and textiles or a related discipline; 

(b)        have demonstrated promise of a high level of creativity in research in some subdivisions of his/her field; 

(c)        be able to demonstrate effective interdisciplinary teamwork; and 

(d)        be highly proficient in written and spoken English. Other language skill like Putonghua is an additional advantage. 

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. 

Application 

Please send a completed application form by post, nominate two referees from different institutions/organisations by providing their names, addresses and relationship with the applicants, to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk.  Application forms can be downloaded from https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/guidelines_and_forms/forms.  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 in mid-February 2022 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/guidelines_and_forms/pics_for_recruitment

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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