The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

Research Assistant Professor in Chemistry (Polymer / Material Science)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

Hong Kong, China


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong. It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.6 billion.


The Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology (ABCT) is a multi-disciplinary department in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) with diversified specialties in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition and food science. The Department’s research focus is in the interdisciplinary areas of chemistry, biology and food science. There are about 58 faculty members in the Department. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.

Research Assistant Professor in Chemistry (Polymer / Material Science) (Ref. 22051709)

The appointees will be required to ( a ) conduct research as the main duty and actively pursue external research grants, such as General Research Fund, as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator; ( b ) provide quality teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level; and ( c ) contribute to departmental service. 

Applicants should ( a ) have a doctoral degree in related disciplines; ( b ) have demonstrated promise of a high level of creative ability in research and teaching in some subdivisions of his/her field; ( c ) be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills; and ( d ) be highly proficient in written and spoken English.

Remuneration and 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 three years initially, with possibility of extension for another three years. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please send a completed application form by post, nominate two referees from different institutions/organisations 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 or via email to Application forms can be downloaded from If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Consideration of applications will commence on 31 May 2022 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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.  

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Research Assistant Professor in Chemistry (Polymer / Material Science)