Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Thermofluids and Combustion

Hong Kong
Thursday, 6 May 2021
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 30 November 2021
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 1,200. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.6 billion. 


Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Thermofluids and Combustion (Ref. 21050608)

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the three founding departments of the University since 1937 and one of the seven academic units in the Faculty of Engineering. Its world-class faculty and internationally reputed programmes draw students from across the globe. It offers academic programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, over a large spectrum of topics including combustion and pollution control, fluid-structure interactions, materials and mechanics, sound and vibration, control and robotics, clean energy technologies, aerospace engineering, product design and development. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.


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) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.


Applicants should have:

(a) a PhD degree in a relevant discipline;
(b) relevant post-qualification experience and an excellent track record of research in all aspects of materials science and engineering, preferably but not limited to one or more of following areas:

     (i) combustion science and technology, advanced combustion systems for power generation/motor vehicles/aircraft, propulsion, turbulent combustion, two-phase combustion, gas-turbine engine, combustion chemistry, micro combustion;​​
     (ii) environmental issues related to combustion, clean/renewable fuels, pollutant formation and control in combustion systems; 
     (iii) transfer; or 
     (iv) energy conversion and related emerging technologies or platforms; 

(c) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research;
(d) good publication records;
(e) good networking ability; and
(f) 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 / Professor levels. 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 by post, providing the names and addresses of three referees, 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 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. Recruitment will continue 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.