Assistant Professor / Lecturer position in Medical Laboratory Sciences at HONG KONG METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY (HKMU)


Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU), formerly The Open University of Hong Kong, is a modern, vibrant and dynamic university. We use innovative teaching and education technologies to deliver world-class education. The University also pursues strategic research in response to the needs of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), the rest of the country, and the world.

To lead the development of higher education in GBA, HKMU worked closely with Zhaoqing Municipal Government and Zhaoqing University to establish Hong Kong Metropolitan University (Zhaoqing) (MUZQ), pending the approval from the Ministry of Education.

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We now invite the appropriate candidate (s) to join us in the School of Science and Technology for the following position (s):

Assistant Professor / Lecturer in Medical Laboratory Sciences (Ref No: 22001K)

Main tasks and responsibilities

The person appointed will be primarily responsible for the following tasks:

  • Undertake planning, development, coordination and delivery of courses (including classroom and clinical instruction) in related disciplines;
  • Participate in the development of the program and the accreditation exercise;
  • Carry out scholarly activities and increase the production of publications and raise the level of consultants in the related discipline (s);
  • Oversee undergraduate and postgraduate research projects;
  • Participate in student development activities; and
  • Participate in the activities and administration of the school / university.


Applicants should have the following qualifications, experience and skills:

  • A doctorate in medical laboratory science / biomedical sciences or a related discipline (for Assistant professor);
  • An advanced degree in medical laboratory science / biomedical sciences or a related discipline (for Lecturer);
  • Relevant clinical / teaching / research experience in medical laboratory science in a hospital setting or in the higher education sector;
  • Teaching proficiency / work experience including curriculum development and course administration;
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to use English as the language of instruction;
  • A portfolio of peer-reviewed research and scholarly publications; (for Assistant professor)
  • Active participation in scholarly activities / professional activities (for Lecturer)
  • Applicants should preferably have a Part 1 registration and a valid Practice Certificate with the Council of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Hong Kong SAR; and
  • Extensive relevant clinical experience in any of the following areas is desirable.
    • Cellular pathology
    • Hematology
    • Clinical chemistry
    • Medical microbiology

The level of appointment depends on the candidate’s academic background, experience and skills in academic leadership, teaching, research, scholarly publications, etc.

Please indicate in your CV the position (s) for which you wish to be considered.

General conditions for making an appointment

An attractive compensation package, including base salary, termination pay and discretionary incentive compensation, if applicable, will be offered to the right candidates. Generous annual leave, staff development sponsorships, medical and dental benefits, and life insurance coverage will also be provided.

To apply

Candidates who wish to join us can submit their application through the University’s electronic recruitment system.

Application deadline: January 25, 2022

(Applicants who responded to the previous announcement posted in November 2021 do not need to apply again.)

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