THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
With 85 years of rich heritage, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has evolved alongside our society and made pivotal contributions to the development of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world. PolyU pursues world-class excellence in education and research, and it offers a wide range of programmes in six faculties and three independent schools. Besides ranking among the top 100 universities globally by both THE and QS World University Rankings, PolyU was placed among the top 20 universities in four disciplines in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, with three of them ranking 1st in Hong Kong.
SCHOOL OF FASHION AND TEXTILES
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/.
Assistant Professor in Fashion Design / Contour Design / Knitwear Design (Ref. 230327011)
The appointee will be required to (a) teach and contribute curriculum development at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels and supervise research students; (b) initiate, lead and participate in research, consultancy and other scholarly activities leading to publications in refereed journals and awards of research grants; (c) undertake academic and departmental administrative duties; and (d) perform any other duties as assigned by the Dean of School or his/her delegates.
Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in Fashion Design/Contour Design or a relevant discipline; (b) sound knowledge of university teaching and/or research/industrial experience in fashion design (fashion sketches, garment prototyping, 3D printing techniques, digital printing, etc.); contour design (creative design, fitting and technical development of lingerie, swimwear, structured bodywear activewear, etc.); and knitwear design (yarn for knitting, knitted structure, knitwear production, technical skills of computer design software, etc.); (c) solid research and publication records in high-quality scholarly journals, as well as promising potential in bidding for research grants and establishing significant externally funded research programs; (d) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; and (e) excellent communication skills and be able to use English as the medium of instruction.
Candidates should submit their fashion design portfolios, including copies of ten samples of their artwork in a digital format with a brief description of the artwork, together with the completed application. 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 remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/docdrive/careers/doc/Prof.pdf.
Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website (https://jobs.polyu.edu.hk/academic). Consideration of applications will commence on 15 April 2023 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/pics_for_recruitment/.
PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.