Chair Professor / Professor in Electronic and Information Engineering

Hong Kong
08 Mar 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)* 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 staff strength of around 5,000 including 1,200 academic staff.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.6 billion.  Committed to academic excellence, PolyU aspires to become a leading university that excels in professional education, world-class research and partnership for the betterment of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world. For further details about the University, please visit PolyU’s website at http://


Chair Professor / Professor in Electronic and Information Engineering (Ref. 22030801)

Since its inception in 1974, the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE) has enjoyed a distinguished history of providing outstanding engineering education and applicable research in Hong Kong.

The Department is seeking to appoint a Chair Professor/Professor to lead research activities within the department. The Department has current strengths in communication, information security, artificial intelligence, nonlinear circuits and systems, Internet-of-Things (IoT), multimedia signal processing, photonic systems, and optoelectronic systems and devices. We are seeking appointees with an international reputation to complement and build our research strength. Applicants in fields such as wearable/disposable electronics, wireless and future communication networks, micro and nano electronics, imaging and sensors for biomedical systems, green communications technologies, quantum information science, big data, deep learning, information security, and emerging areas of electronic and information engineering, etc. are encouraged to apply. Potential candidates in other fields who can articulate a vision to enhance departmental research are also welcome to apply.

Leading scholars regularly visit EIE for research collaboration and to enhance the Department’s research profile. EIE has extensive resources to support a wide variety of teaching activities and research interests. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department. EIE is a constituent of the Faculty of Engineering. Information on the Faculty is available at


The appointee will be required to:

(a)    provide leadership in all aspects of academic activities, including research, teaching and service in the Department;

(b)    provide leadership in promoting research collaboration, securing external research grants, improving research quality and publication outputs;

(c)    facilitate the Department to gain and increase visibility and international connections;

(d)    teach and contribute to curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;

(e)    engage in the supervision of research students of the Department (e.g., MPhil and PhD students); 

(f)    contribute to academic and departmental administration and management; and

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


Applicants should have:

(a)    a doctoral degree in Electronic and Information Engineering or a closely related field;

(b)    an international reputation in research and scholarship in Electronic and Information Engineering or closely related areas;

(c)    a strong record in attracting research funding;

(d)    a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching;

(e)    a global perspective, proven academic leadership and demonstrated ability to foster collaboration with faculty members with different cultural and research backgrounds in teaching, intellectual contributions and service activities; and

(f)    ability to bring more visibility, prestige and reputation to the University.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

Terms of appointment and remuneration package are negotiable and highly competitive.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at

Application and Nomination

Applicants are invited to send a detailed curriculum vitae by post, nominate three referees from different institutions by providing their names, addresses and relationship with the applicants, and direct any enquiries to the Chairman of the Faculty Staffing Committee (Chair Professors), Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to, quoting the position being applied for and the reference number.  Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.  Candidature may be obtained by nominations.  General information about the University is available at or from the Human Resources Office [Tel: (852) 2766 6562].  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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