9 May 2018
- 31 Dec 2018

Assistant Professor in Communication Design | The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Position: Assistant Professor in Communication Design (Ref. 18043007)

ico-D Member THe Hong Kong Polytechnic University 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 1,400. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.5 billion.


Assistant Professor in Communication Design
(Ref. 18043007)

The School of Design is looking for a candidate who can demonstrate teaching and research proficiency in the area of Communication Design.

The appointee will be required to (a) combine exceptional form-giving skills with knowledge of design theory, methods and research techniques; (b) teach at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels in the Communication Design discipline; (c) act as student advisor and supervisor to groups as well as individual students; (d) work with the industry and initiate funded research projects; (e) demonstrate research expertise and engage in scholarly activities to advance knowledge of the field of Communication Design; and (f) provide leadership in all aspects of academic activities, including research, teaching and service in the discipline.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in a specialised area of Communication Design or a related discipline plus at least six years of relevant professional and academic experience; (b) extensive knowledge of graphic design and expertise in using graphic design techniques in media design; (c) experience in communication design research and research methodologies; (d) an excellent record of professional and scholarly achievements, including a record of academic publications and good reputation in the industry; (e) experience in human-centered approach to communication design, with a high level of contextual awareness and a vision for the future development of the profession; and (f) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and professional service.

For details about the post, please refer to the listing here



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 here. Applicants should state clearly the discipline they apply for, and their current and expected salary in the application.


Please send a completed application form 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 obtained via the above channels or downloaded from here.

If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. The closing date of application is Monday, 31 December 2018.  Applicants who are not invited to an interview within two months from the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found here.