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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) pledges Opening Minds • Shaping the Future as its promise for education and research. With more than 80 years of history, the University has evolved alongside the development of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world, through its educational programmes for the nurturing of professional talent, and impactful research and innovations. Ranked among the top 100 universities globally by QS World University Rankings, PolyU offers a wide range of world-class educational and research programmes in eight faculties and schools. We strive to create knowledge, address societal issues and benefit mankind.


More stories of PolyU’s recent research achievements can be found on our website.


To steer its research in a wide spectrum of disciplines towards the highest level of international excellence, PolyU has launched a global search for outstanding scholars to join the University to boost the leadership and impact of its research activities.


In the 2021/22 academic year, PolyU will be recruiting positions at various levels in all academic units under our eight faculties and schools as listed below.


Outstanding scholars in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines joining PolyU in the near future will have the chance of being nominated for substantial additional support from the Global STEM Professorship Scheme soon to be launched by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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 visit the following links:
  • For Chair Professors, Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors, please click HERE.
  • For Research Assistant Professors, please click HERE.

Please send in a detailed curriculum vitae together with an application form downloaded from HERE, and nominate (i) three referees for academic posts (other than Research Assistant Professor); or (ii) two referees for Research Assistant Professor from different institutions 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 by post or via email to  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 for general 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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