Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Fashion Design

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong

 

The Institute of Textiles and Clothing is a constituent unit of the Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, the pioneer of tertiary education in textiles and clothing in Hong Kong and the leading centre for education and research in the textile and clothing field in the region. The mission of the Institute is to serve the Hong Kong community through the provision of quality educational programmes, research, consultancy and professional services in fashion and textiles. The activities are anticipated to extend to neighbouring regions and the international arena. The Institute is home to a wide range of academic programmes covering subject disciplines from fashion and textile technology, fashion and textile design, fashion and textile marketing and merchandising, to fashion retailing and distribution. These programmes are offered at various levels up to Doctoral degree in full-time and part-time learning modes. Currently, there are 53 full-time academics in the above subject disciplines. The Institute is also a vibrant research department with a large number of research personnel and research students. Please visit the website at http://www.itc.polyu.edu.hk for more information about the Institute.

 

Duties

The appointees will be required to:

(a) teach at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels and supervise research students;

(b) lead curriculum development of fashion design;

(c) initiate, lead and participate in research, consultancy and other scholarly activities leading to publications in top-tier refereed journals and/or exhibitions as well as awards of research grants;

(d) lead and/or contribute to academic and departmental committees; and

(e) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Institute or his delegates.

 

Qualifications

Applicants should have:

(a) a PhD degree in Fashion Design or related disciplines;

(b) sound knowledge of university teaching and/or research/industrial experience in menswear design, occasion wear design, knitwear design, fashion trends or related areas; previous experience at international level will have an advantage;

(c) an established track record in research scholarship, including exhibitions, production designs of high level or in high quality scholarly journals, competitive external grants and postgraduate supervision;

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

(e) excellent communication skills and the ability to use English as the medium of instruction.

Applicants are expected to submit their fashion design portfolios including copies of ten samples of their artwork in CD format with a brief description of the artwork together with the completed application.

Candidates with less experience will be considered for appointment at the level of Assistant Professor and the job duty requirements and expectation would be in line with the appointed grade.


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