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Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Power Electronics / Green Electronics / Smart Grid


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.


Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Power Electronics/Green Electronics/Smart Grid/VLSI Design/Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence/Information Security (two posts) (Ref. 230126002)

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.

We are seeking applications from strong candidates in the areas listed above.  This will complement the existing strengths in communications, wireless networks and IoT, information security, nonlinear circuits and systems, multimedia signal processing, artificial intelligence, photonic systems, and optoelectronic systems and devices.  Apart from performing teaching duties at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the related area, candidates are also expected to teach outside their main research areas.

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 appointees will be required to:

(a)    undertake teaching duties at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the area of Power Electronics/Green Electronics/Smart Grid/VLSI Design/Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence/Information Security and also outside their main research areas;  

(b)    attract funding to support both fundamental and industrial research; 

(c)    conduct research that leads to publications in top-tier refereed journals;

(d)    supervise student projects and theses;

(e)    engage in scholarly research/consultancy in their area of expertise; 

(f)    contribute to departmental services and activities; and 

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


Applicants should:

(a)   have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline;

(b)   have the relevant postdoctoral research experience and a publication record that is commensurate with the level of appointment; 

(c)   demonstrate potential to establish significant externally funded research programmes;

(d)   be able to demonstrate evidence of effective classroom teaching skills; and 

(e)   have 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 level. 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 6 February 2023 until the positions are 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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