Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Energy Generation and Storage)

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is one of the world’s leading universities, known for innovation, creativity and research. We are now seeking exceptional scholars to join us as Assistant Professors/Associate Professors/Professors/Chair Professors (on substantiation-track) in all academic fields with special focuses on One Health, Digital Society, Smart City, Matter, Brain, and related interdisciplinary areas. Research fields of particular interest include, but not limited to:

  • biomedical science and engineering
  • veterinary science
  • computer science and data science
  • neuroscience and neural engineering
  • bio-statistics and AI-healthcare
  • smart/semi-conductor manufacturing
  • AI/robotics/autonomous systems
  • aerospace and microelectronics engineering
  • energy generation and storage
  • digital business and innovation management
  • fintech and business analytics
  • computational social sciences
  • digital humanities
  • digital and new media
  • law and technology
  • private law
  • healthy, smart and sustainable cities

Successful candidates should have a demonstrated ability to build a world-class research programme related to CityU’s strategic research areas, plus a commitment to education and student mentorship. Candidates must possess a doctorate in their respective field by the time of appointment.

Applications and nominations are invited for:

Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Cluster Hiring in Energy Generation, Storage, and Saving) in the School of Energy and Environment [Ref. D/244/09]

The School of Energy and Environment was established at City University of Hong Kong in July 2009 with the mission to perform cutting-edge research and provide professional education in energy- and environment-related issues. It is the first and only such School in Hong Kong and one of the few in Asia. The School has experienced tremendous growth over its twelve years.  For details of the School, please visit the website at

Over the past years, City University of Hong Kong has established itself as a regional scientific hub for Green Energy Innovation, Research, and Education. As the University is planning to further strengthen the development in this strategic direction to tackle the global challenge of achieving net-zero carbon emission for sustainable environment, the School of Energy and Environment is conducting a cluster hiring of outstanding faculty in the field of energy generation, storage, and saving. Candidates with research interests in renewable energies, particularly for new generation solar energy, solar fuels, and rechargeable battery technologies, integration of renewables and power grid are encouraged to apply.

Duties:  Teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise research students at master and doctoral levels, conduct high-level research, develop new research directions and courses when necessary, and contribute creatively and professionally in the School, and for the benefit of the community and industry. The appointees will also be assigned to take up administrative duties to facilitate the development of the School activities.

Requirements:  A PhD in closely-related disciplines with a strong research record in terms of grants, publications and patents, and good teaching ability.

Candidates for Associate Professor should have a number of high-impact publications and grants, and a demonstrated ability/potential to develop a research area on their own.

Candidates for Professor should have outstanding research and international reputation.

Salary and Conditions of Service 

Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance. Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable).  Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.

Information and Application

Information on the posts and the University is available at, or from the School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (email : : 3442 0688).

To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae through the website:  Nominations can be sent directly to the School of Energy and Environment (email: The review process will continue until the positions are filled.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted to submit full application materials including a cover letter, a detailed research plan (3 pages maximum), a teaching philosophy statement and plan (2 pages maximum) as well as a list of three referees; and those shortlisted for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent directly by the referees to the School, specifying the position applied for. The University's privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

Worldwide recognition ranking #53 (QS survey 2022), and #4 among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2021); #1 in the World’s Most International Universities (THE survey 2020); #1 in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and #1 Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2019).

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