THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Research Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
18 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
Ref
201801650
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Department : Department of Mechanical Engineering

Closing Date : December 31, 2018

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree by research in Mechanical Engineering or relevant discipline. They should have a strong computational and theoretical thermo-fluid and particle dynamics background, experience in numerical scheme development, demonstrated expertise in the analysis of green energy systems, ventilation and cooling systems, aerosol control and indoor air quality, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.  Relevant post-doctoral work experience such as management of research projects in Hong Kong or with funding from Mainland China, or involving in technology transfer, and an excellent publication track record would be an advantage.

The appointee will be primarily responsible for project management.  He/She will take up a leading role to oversee the junior research staff and students in research and operations; develop his/her own research program; write scientific publications, grant proposals and reports; teach or co-teach a module in postgraduate or undergraduate programmes; and assist in general administrative, operational and other duties as assigned.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at mepost@hku.hk.  Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Review of applications will start in mid of November 2018 and continue until December 31, 2018, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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