Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Flight Mechanics and Control

With 85 years of rich heritage, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has evolved alongside our society and made pivotal contributions to the development of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world. PolyU pursues world-class excellence in education and research, and it offers a wide range of programmes in six faculties and three independent schools. Besides ranking among the top 100 universities globally by both THE and QS World University Rankings, PolyU was placed among the top 20 universities in four disciplines in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, with three of them ranking 1st in Hong Kong.


Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Flight Mechanics and Control (Ref. 221213007)  

In line with the strategic development of the University and to lead the development of the aeronautical and aviation engineering discipline in teaching and research activities, the Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering was established in the Faculty of Engineering. The Department currently offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and actively engages in various research and consultancy work. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department. Applications are now invited from academics who are actively involved in flight mechanics and control to fill the vacancy for academic staff.


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 Department or his delegates.  


Applicants should have:

(a)   a PhD in the area of flight performance, flight mechanics and aerospace control or relevant disciplines;  

(b)   strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research;  

(c)   good publication records;  

(d)   good networking ability; and  

(e)   excellent communication skills and the ability to use English as the medium of instruction.

Conditions of Service  

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  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


Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website (  Consideration of applications will commence on 20 December 2022 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.