Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Hong Kong (HK)
04 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Professors / Associate Professors / Assistant Professors - (170001DV)

Department/Unit: Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering
Closing Date: until the posts are filled   

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is ranked one of the top 50 universities worldwide according to the QS World University Rankings of 2016/17. It is also named the Most Innovative University in Hong Kong by Thomson Reuters in their survey of August 2016. In the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise, the mechanical engineering discipline of CUHK was ranked first among its counterparts of all universities in Hong Kong in terms of the ratio of world leading research (top category of 4*). Further information about the Department is available at  

The Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering (MAE) at CUHK is seeking excellent candidates in the following areas: 

  • robotics and automation; 
  • systems and control; 
  • design and manufacturing, in particular, in areas of 3D printing and CAD. 

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline; and (ii) a proven record of academic scholarship and high potential for excellence in teaching and research. 

The appointees will (a) teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses; (b) develop an externally funded high impact research programme; (c) supervise postgraduate students; and (d) provide service to the department, professional organizations and the community. 

Similar to tenure tracked positions at universities in USA, appointments will initially be made on contract basis for up to three years, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later. Outstanding candidates with substantial experience for Professor rank may be considered for substantive appointment forthwith. The exact start date will be negotiated with the successful applicants. 
[Those who have responded to the previous advertisement for the post (Ref. 160001SC) are under consideration and need not re-apply in this instance.] 

Applicants please upload the full CV, copies of academic credentials, publication list with abstracts of selected published papers, details of courses taught and evaluation results (if available), a research plan, a teaching statement, together with names, addresses and fax numbers/e-mail addresses of three to five referees to whom the applicants' consent has been given for their providing references (unless otherwise specified). 

For more information, please contact Ms. YL Kan at