Research Assistant Professor - Department  of  Mechanical  Engineering

Hong Kong (HK)
29 May 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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$7.4 billion.  

Research Assistant Professor (two posts) (Ref. 20052703)

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, aeronautical  engineering,  product  design  and  development.   Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.  


The appointee will be required to:

(a)    conduct research as the main duty and actively pursue external research grants, such as General Research Fund, as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator; 

(b)    provide quality teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level; 

(c)    contribute to departmental service; and

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


Applicants should:

(a)    have a doctoral degree in a related discipline;

(b)    have relevant post-qualification experience and a good track record of research in but not limited to one or more of the following areas:

-    Mechanics and Materials (advanced structure materials & smart manufacturing including 3D printing);
-    Control, Acoustics and Dynamics (robotics & AI, noise & vibration control, structure health monitoring); and
-    Thermofluids and Combustion (aeronautical engineering, combustion and pollution control);

(c)    have demonstrated promise of a high level of creative ability in research and teaching in some subdivisions of his/her field;

(d)    be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills; and

(e)    be highly proficient in written and spoken English.

[Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement(s) need not re-apply.]

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Appointment will only be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please send a completed application form by post 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.  Consideration of applications will commence in June 2020 until the positions are 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.   

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