Professor / Associate Professor in Robotics

Hong Kong
23 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2022
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 1,200. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.6 billion. 


Professor / Associate Professor in Robotics (Ref. 21112211)

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) 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 ME.


The appointee will be required to:

(a) teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
(b) conduct research that leads to publications in top-tier refereed journals and awards of research grants;  
(c) undertake research, programme/curriculum development and administration;  
(d) supervise student projects and theses;  
(e) engage in industrial and scholarly research/consultancy activities;  
(f) undertake academic and departmental administrative duties; and  
(g) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Unit or his/her delegates.


Applicants should have:

(a) a PhD degree in a relevant discipline;
(b) relevant post-qualification experience and a proven track record of research in but not limited to one or more of following areas:  
     (i)  robotics;
     (ii) intelligent machine and systems;
     (iii) mechatronics and mechanisms;
     (iv) smart systems and control;
     (v) digital technology and artificial intelligence (AI); or
     (vi) other strategic robotics-related interdisciplinary areas;
(c) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; 
(d) good publication records;  
(e) good networking ability; and  
(f) 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. An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor / Professor levels. 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 by post, nominate three 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. Recruitment will continue 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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