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Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Computing

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With over 85 years of rich heritage, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has evolved alongside society and made pivotal contributions to the development of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world. The University pursues world-class excellence in education and research, and it offers a wide range of programmes in six faculties and three independent schools. Besides ranked among the top 100 universities globally by well-known ranking organisations such as QS, THE and U.S. News & World Report, PolyU was ranked among the top 20 universities in three subjects and top 100 universities in 14 subjects/subject areas in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.



Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Computing (several posts) (Ref. 240314006)

The Department of Computing (COMP) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, founded in 1974, pioneers the development of computing education in the territory. With over 45 years of success, COMP plays a strong role in undertaking world-class research and nurturing talents to support the society’s advancement. Moving forward, COMP is determined to assert its position as the leader in interdisciplinary research and education in computing, generating worldwide benefits to mankind. COMP envisions it will become the influential icon in smart computing internationally. COMP has been widely recognized by the global community with its high positions in different world university rankings over the years. It has been consistently placed among the top 100, even among the top 50 in some of the years, by all renowned global rankings, including QS World University Subject Rankings, Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Best Global Universities Rankings by the U.S. News & World Report. For more information about the Department, please visit the website at

The Department is now inviting applications from outstanding candidates with expertise and experience in (1) Blockchain and Security, (2) Edge Computing, (3) Multimodal Large Language Models, and (4) Human-computer Interaction.


The appointees will be required to:

(a)        teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and supervise research students;

(b)    initiate and conduct innovative research leading to publications in top-tier refereed journals and award of external research grants;

(c)        engage in research collaborations both locally and internationally;

(d)    participate in professional services to the academic community and support activities that promote and foster links with the profession in the industry and community;

(e)        contribute to the department’s strategic areas and its activities;

(f)        undertake departmental administrative duties; and

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


Applicants should:

(a)        have a PhD degree with an excellent track record of research in related disciplines;

(b)    have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research and professional service;

(c)    be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills and have good interpersonal skills;

(d)       show strong evidence of commitment to research with high impact; and

(e)        have good networking ability and interdisciplinary collaboration skills.

Preference will be given to those with a strong research orientation, the potential to publish in high quality scholarly journals and a good teaching record.

Applicants for appointment at Professor or Associate Professor level should have substantial years of relevant post-qualification experience and an excellent record of relevant academic and/or research achievement. Applicants with less experience will be considered for appointment as Assistant Professor.

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  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website (  Consideration of applications will commence on 27 March 2024 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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