Research Assistant Professor in Energy and Power Systems

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 in Energy and Power Systems (Ref. 20052902)

In recent years, due to the issues of energy crisis, global warming, and pollution problems, electrical engineering has become increasingly important.  For mankind to continue to develop, future electrical engineers must develop ways to generate and use electricity more efficiently and effectively.  Large amount of resources will be poured into the profession to develop new apparatus and systems.  Electrical engineering is now entering a new and exciting phase. In the not too distant future, you will see the following taking shape:

•    Hybrid and pure electric vehicles will replace petrol cars.
•    Wind farms and solar panels will appear in large scale to produce renewable energies.
•    Advanced high-speed electric trains will replace airplanes as the preferred way of inter-city travel.
•    Highly efficient lighting device will replace traditional electric lamp as primary lighting components.

Since the 1997 handover, Hong Kong has become the centre of Southern China's booming economy.  To keep up with rapid development, Hong Kong is now expanding its electric mass transportation, constructing more intelligent buildings, and introducing more measures to encourage Hong Kong people to utilize electricity more efficiently.


The appointees 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 Power Electronics/ Power Systems/ Electrical Engineering/ Transportation or a related discipline;

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

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

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

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Appointments 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 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.   

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