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Department of Food Science and Nutrition

Clinical Associate in Dietetics

(Ref. 231017001)

[will be conferred the title of Assistant Professor of Practice] 

The Department of Food Science and Nutrition is a multi-disciplinary department established from 1 January 2023 under the Faculty of Science.  With the unique standing in Hong Kong and the commitment to quality teaching, research excellence and knowledge transfer, the Department is envisioned to develop all-rounded graduates with professional qualifications, and promote interdisciplinary research with positive societal impacts.  The Department’s key research pillars are Food Safety, Food Technology, Human Nutrition and Chinese Medicine.  Currently, there are about 18 academic and teaching staff and 14 Research Assistant Professors in the Department.  Please visit the website at http://polyu.edu.hk/fsn/ for more information about the Department.

Duties

The appointee will be required to:

(a)    deliver lectures and tutorials, and teach practical classes;

(b)    supervise students in the community and clinical fields;

(c)    coordinate the placements of students;

(d)    provide leadership to curriculum development and quality improvement of clinical education in dietetics;

(e)    carry out administrative duties related to clinical placements and programme operation; and

(f)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of the Unit or his/her delegates.

Qualifications

Applicants should have:

(a)    a master’s degree or above in Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent;

(b)    a registered dietitian qualification as an accredited Dietitian by Hong Kong Academy of Accredited Dietitians (HKAAD);

(c)    at least five years of relevant post-qualification/post-registration clinical and teaching experience;

(d)    a good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese; 

(e)    a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and clinical supervision; and 

(f)    good interpersonal and communication skills.

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement need not re-apply.

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  


Consideration of applications will commence on 25 April 2024 until the positions are filled.



Posting date: 11 April 2024