Assistant Professor in Power Systems Engineering

Hong Kong (HK)
24 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Jul 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.

Assistant Professor in Power Systems Engineering (Ref. 19012301)

The Department of Electrical Engineering is one of the seven academic units in the Faculty of Engineering.  It is the major education provider in electric power/energy engineering, power electronics and utilisation as well as railway engineering among the universities in Hong Kong.  The Department is playing an important role in educating the electrical engineers for Hong Kong, and to some extent for the Chinese mainland arising from its continuous expansion in electrical infrastructure.  Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.   
The appointee will be required to:
(a)    teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in areas including power system analysis and control, electromagnetic transients modelling and simulation, power system protection and coordination, smart grid and micro grid;
(b)    conduct original research in areas including modelling and protection and coordination of large scale offshore renewable energy generations that lead to publications in top-tier refereed journals and awards of research grants; 
(c)    establish an externally funded research programme; 
(d)    assist in developing curriculum activities for the undergraduate programme in Power Systems Engineering;
(e)    supervise student projects and theses; 
(f)    contribute to departmental activities; and
(g)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his delegates.


Applicants should have:

(a)    a PhD degree in a relevant discipline;
(b)    demonstrated excellence in original research and strong fundamental knowledge in one or more of the following core research areas, but not limited to: (i) power system stability, analysis and control; (ii) power system protection and coordination; (iii) electromagnetic transients modelling and simulation; and (iv) modelling and analysis of large scale renewable generations;
(c)    experience in successfully securing external competitive research grants; and
(d)    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 will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  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.  The closing date for application is Tuesday, 23 July 2019.  Applicants who are not invited to an interview within two months from the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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