Research Assistant Professor in Energy and Power Systems

Hong Kong
18 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2022
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$7.6 billion. 


Research Assistant Professor in Energy and Power Systems
(Ref. 21111828)

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 Department is now inviting applications in one or more of the following areas: (i) electrical building services; (ii) mechatronics engineering; (iii) control and automation; (ii) electric vehicle technology; and (iv) electric railways engineering.


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 Unit or his/her delegates.  


Applicants should:

(a)     have a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering, Power Electronics, Control and Automation 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;

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

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive package including a medical benefits plan and a gratuity payable upon completion of the term which is normally for three years initially, with possibility of extension for another three years.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please send a completed application form by post, nominate two referees from different institutions/organisations by providing their names, addresses and relationship with the applicants, 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 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 mid-November 2021 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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