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Steering our research in a wide spectrum of disciplines towards the highest level of international excellence in addition to achieving world prominence in its areas of strength, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has opened up around 78 academic positions in the 2018/19 academic year at various levels and now invites applications from outstanding scholars for these academic positions globally.


PolyU is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong with a total of some 29,000 students, including full-time and part-time students. Since our beginnings in 1937, we have evolved alongside economic and social development in Hong Kong and the world. We have nurtured many of the brightest minds in technology, health sciences, design, business and more. We also conduct thousands of research – ranging from improving daily life to opening up new horizons in space. And most importantly, we will never stop inspiring the people who will shape tomorrow.

Aspiring to building a sustainable future, PolyU proudly pledges “Opening Minds. Shaping the Future.” as our promise for education and research. If you’re passionate about making the world a better place, we invite you to be part of our journey.

More stories of PolyU’s recent research achievements can be found in the publication of PolyU Milestones.

Openings now available can be found in our Career Opportunities. Other than those openings listed, you are also welcome to send in your application indicating your research interest for relevant departments’ consideration of appropriate positions.

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Candidates should have a doctoral degree in their field of specialization. Documented scholarly production and professional achievement in teaching and research are required for Associate Professorship. For appointment at Professor level, a high degree of proficiency in teaching and research, significant contributions to and made on impact on the field of specialization, and with an excellent international reputation as a leading scholar, are necessary. For appointment at Chair Professor level, a sustained high level of scholarly accomplishments, an international reputation as one of the most distinguished scholars in the field of specialization, and proven academic leadership are required. Candidates are expected to make significant contributions to the services of the University, professional bodies and the community.

For the general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please click HERE.

Please send in a detailed curriculum vitae together with an application form downloaded HERE to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email at hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk. For applications via email, please combine all documents, e.g. covering letter, curriculum vitae and attachments, into one or two files in either “pdf” or “MS Word” format.   Applicants may contact hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk for general enquiries. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found HERE.

For more information about PolyU, its faculties and individual departments, please visit PolyU’s website at www.polyu.edu.hk