THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

Chair Professor of Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Internet of Things (IoT) / Big Data

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
Wednesday, 29 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 31 January 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) 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 staff strength of around 5,300 including 1,200 academic staff.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion.  Committed to academic excellence, PolyU aspires to become a leading university that excels in professional education, world-class research and partnership for the betterment of Hong Kong, the nation and the world. For further details about the University, please visit PolyU’s website at www.polyu.edu.hk.

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTING

Chair Professor of Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Internet of Things (IoT) / Big Data (Ref. 20072806)

The Department of Computing (COMP) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, founded in 1974, pioneers the development of computing education in the territory. With over 45 years of success, COMP plays a strong role in undertaking world-class research and nurturing talents to support the advancement of society. Moving forward, COMP is determined to assert its position as the leader in interdisciplinary research and education in computing, generating worldwide benefits to mankind. COMP envisions it will become the influential icon in smart computing internationally. COMP has been widely recognised by the global community with its high positions in different world university rankings over the years. It has been consistently placed among the top 100, even among the top 50 in some of the years, by all renowned global rankings, including QS World University Subject Rankings, Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Best Global Universities Rankings by the U.S. News & World Report. For more information about the Department, please visit the website at http://www.comp.polyu.edu.hk

The Department is now inviting applications from outstanding candidates with expertise and experience in relevant areas.

Job Functions

The Chair Professor is expected to provide leadership in academic activities, including research, teaching, and service in COMP. We are seeking to appoint a senior academic with a proven track record and international research reputation.

Job Functions

The Chair Professor is expected to provide leadership in academic activities, including research, teaching, and service in COMP. We are seeking to appoint a senior academic with a proven track record and international research reputation.

The appointee will be required to:

(a)    provide leadership in all aspects of academic activities, including research, teaching, and service in the Department;

(b)    provide leadership and build synergy in areas of AI / IoT / Big Data, as well as other strategic interdisciplinary areas in the Department;

(c)    provide leadership and actively engage in promoting research collaboration, securing external research grants, and enhancing research quality and publication output;

(d)    facilitate the Department to gain and increase its international visibility, enhancing its profile and strengthening its global network;

(e)    engage in scholarly research / high-level consultancy;

(f)    teach and contribute to curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and supervise research students; and

(g)    contribute to academic administration and management in the University.

Qualifications 

Applicants should have:

(a)    a PhD degree in a related field;

(b)    an international reputation in research and scholarship;

(c)    a strong record in attracting research funding and excellence in research outputs;

(d)    a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning; 

(e)    a global perspective, proven qualities of academic leadership, and a demonstrated ability of fostering collaboration with faculty members with different cultural and research backgrounds in teaching, intellectual contributions and service activities; and

(f)    ability to bring more visibility, prestige and reputation to the University.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

Terms of appointment and remuneration package are negotiable and highly competitive.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/TC.htm.

Application and Nomination

Applicants are invited to send a detailed curriculum vitae by post, and direct any enquiries, to the Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to search.chairprof-comp@polyu.edu.hk, quoting the position being applied for and the reference number.  It is optional for the applicants to include two to three reference letters in their applications.  Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.  Candidature may be obtained by nominations. The University reserves the right to make an appointment by invitation or not to fill the position. General information about the University is available at http://www.polyu.edu.hk or from the Human Resources Office [Tel: (852) 2766 6562]. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/pics.php.

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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