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School of Fashion and Textiles

Research Assistant Professor in Fashion Business / Design / Digital Technology (two posts)

(Ref. 240223004)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is the world’s leading university in research and teaching, with a strong orientation for and track records in impact research, funding, industry outreach, and entrepreneurial activities in technology, sustainability, and social innovations in the creative industry. The School of Fashion and Textiles used to be under PolyU’s Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles for many years, but as of July 2022, the university spun it off and established it as an independent school to meet the growing demand and explore creative possibilities. With rapid technological advancement, fashion is ever-expanding, with so many permutation and integration possibilities encompassing different aspects of society and humanities to contribute to knowledge advancement, reimagining the future, and betterment of society.

Situated in the best part of Hong Kong, PolyU offers an exciting lifestyle and ample opportunities for commerce and industry interactions through research and teaching. PolyU is a supportive and rigorous institution to pursue your academic ambitions on many fronts.

For further information, please visit the School’s website at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/sft/.

Duties

The appointees will be required to:

(a)    conduct research in fashion and textile business as the main duty and actively pursue external research grants, such as General Research Fund, Innovation and Technology Fund and other competitive external fund, as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator;

(b)    provide supervision of MPhil or PhD students;

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

(d)    contribute to the School’s service; and

(e)    perform any other duties as assigned by the designated project leader, Dean of School or their delegates. 

Qualifications

Applicants should have:

(a)    a PhD degree in Fashion and Textile Business, Fashion Design, Interaction Design, Digital Technology, Digital Fashion or related disciplines;

(b)    preferably at least two years of postdoctoral research experience;

(c)    solid experience in university teaching and/or excellent record in academic and research achievement in fashion technologies or related areas;

(d)    high-impact research and publication record in high quality scholarly journals or strong potential to publish in top-tier refereed journals;

(e)    strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and professional service; and

(f)    excellent communication skills and be able to use English as the medium of instruction.

Preference will be given to those with strong research orientation, potential to publish in high quality scholarly journals and a good teaching record.

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 two years initially, with possibility of extension.


Consideration of applications will commence on 8 March 2024 until the positions are filled.



Posting date: 23 February 2024