Associate Professor in Mechatronics, Control and Automation, and Electric Railway Engineering

Hong Kong (HK)
16 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Apr 2017
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 1,300.  The total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is close to HK$7 billion (US$900 million) per year.  

Associate Professor in Mechatronics, Control and Automation, and Electric Railway Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering is one of the seven academic units in the Faculty of Engineering.  It is the major education provider in electric power/energy engineering, power electronics and utilisation as well as railway engineering among the universities in Hong Kong.  The Department is playing an important role in educating the electrical engineers for Hong Kong, and to some extent for the Chinese mainland arising from its continuous expansion in electrical infrastructure.  Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.

The Department is now inviting applications for two faculty positions in one or more of the following areas: (i) mechatronics engineering; (ii) electric vehicle technology; (iii) control and automation; (iv) electric railways engineering; (v) transportation systems operations and management; (vi) traffic control and related hardware technologies; and (vii) infrastructure management, maintenance, risk and reliability analysis.

The appointees will be required to (a) undertake teaching duties at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) conduct research that leads to publications in top-tier refereed journals and awards of research grants; (c) provide leadership in research, programme/curriculum development and administration; (d) supervise student projects and theses; and (e) contribute to departmental activities. 

Applicants should (a) have a PhD in a relevant discipline plus several years of teaching/research/industrial experience; (b) demonstrate potential for establishing significant externally funded research programmes; (c) have contribution to the development of high-level applied research collaborations between PolyU and reputable organizations; and (d) be a good team player and have 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 level.  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 application form via email to by fax at (852) 2764 3374; or by mail to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.  If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from​ .

Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled.  Initial consideration of applications will commence on 28 April 2017.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at .

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