Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering

Hong Kong (HK)
Thursday, 5 September 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


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.  


Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering (Ref. 19090517)

In line with the strategic development of the University and to lead the development of the aeronautical and aviation engineering discipline in teaching and research activities, a new Interdisciplinary Division of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering was established in the Faculty of Engineering in July 2016. The Division currently offers two degree programmes including the 2-year full-time top-up BEng (Hons) in Air Transport Engineering and the 4-year full-time BEng (Hons) in Aviation Engineering. Applications are now invited from academics/industrial practitioners who are actively involved in aviation engineering to fill the vacancies for academic staff.

The appointee will be required to: 

(a)    teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; 

(b)    conduct research that leads to publications in top-tier refereed journals and awards of research grants;   

(c)    undertake research, programme/curriculum development and administration;

(d)    supervise student projects and theses;

(e)    engage in industrial and scholarly research/consultancy activities;

(f)    undertake academic and departmental administrative duties; and
(g)    undertake any other duties as assigned by the Head of the Division or his delegates. 

Applicants should have: 
(a)    a PhD in relevant disciplines, specializing in aviation operations and management, aviation systems, airport services, aviation safety and security management, airworthiness and regulations, control tower and radar operations, air traffic management, and human factors in aviation and meteorology;
(b)    strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research;

(c)    good publication records;

(d)    good networking ability; and

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

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor level.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at  Applicants should state 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 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 in September 2019 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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