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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) pledges Opening Minds • Shaping the Future as its promise for education and research. With 85 years of rich heritage, the University has evolved alongside the development of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world, through its educational programmes for the nurturing of professional talents, entrepreneurs and leaders, and impactful research and innovations. PolyU strives to advance knowledge, address societal challenges and benefit humankind.

Ranked among the top 100 universities globally by both the Times Higher Education (THE) and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, PolyU offers a wide range of world-class educational and research programmes in six faculties and three independent schools. PolyU has furthermore achieved remarkable results in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 - it was placed among the top 20 universities in four disciplines this year, with three of them being ranked 1st in Hong Kong.

More information about PolyU can be found on our website and quick links are provided below:


To steer its education and research in a wide spectrum of disciplines towards the highest levels of international excellence, PolyU has launched a global search for outstanding scholars to join the University to boost the leadership and impact of its educational and research activities. In the 2022/23 academic year, PolyU will be recruiting positions at various levels in all academic units as listed below.

Outstanding scholars in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines joining PolyU will have the chance to be nominated for substantial funding support through the Global STEM Professorship Scheme sponsored by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.


In addition, we are inviting outstanding young scholars to join us as Assistant Professors or Associate Professors. Appointees will be conferred the title of “Presidential Young Scholar” and be offered an attractive remuneration package as well as a start-up grant of not less than HK$3 million to support research activities (including the admission of PhD students, purchasing of equipment, and hiring of research staff) in the initial three years.


For the general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the following links:

  • For Chair Professors, Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors, please click HERE.
  • For Research Assistant Professors, please click HERE.


Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website ( Applicants may also contact for enquiries. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found HERE.

For more information about PolyU, its faculties, schools and individual academic units, please visit PolyU's website at

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