The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Academic Counsellor (Ref. 16101305-IE)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Full Time
Hung Hom
Intermediate (3-6 years)
English, Cantonese

Job Description

Academic Counsellor (Ref. 16101305-IE)

Location: Hunghom


Academic Counsellor (Ref. 16101305-IE)

Academic advising is one of the core businesses of the Office of General University Requirements (GUR), in which we would assist degree students to plan their study in fulfillment of University requirements, to excel in GUR studies, and to adjust to University life and learning. 


The appointee will be required to:

(a) provide academic counselling to students particularly in the area of GUR;

(b) plan, manage, and promote academic advising activities in the University;

(c) develop and organize GUR-related programmes/seminars/workshops for students and training workshops for academic staff;

(d) collect and analyse relevant data on student needs, preferences and performance for use in institutional decisions and policy;

(e) liaise and collaborate with academic and administration departments, and other student services in planning and implementation of academic advising in the University;

(f) contribute to the administration of GUR subjects;

(g) contribute to developmental projects of the Office (e.g. e-Advising, update of e-learning on Healthy Lifestyle and Academic Advising); and

(h) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of the Office or his/her delegate.


Applicants should have:

(a) a recognised degree or above;

(b) at least five years of relevant working experience;

(c) experience in student advising or career guidance, education or training, human or social service;

(d) good communication and interpersonal skills; and

(e) a good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese, with fluency in Putonghua being an advantage.

Preference will be given to those with a higher degree.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to sit for a written language proficiency test.

Remuneration and 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.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please submit application form via email to [email redacted, apply via Jobable]; by fax at 2764 3374; in person to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon; or by mail to the above address.  If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from will continue until the position is filled.  Initial consideration of applications will commence on 27 October 2016.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at