Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Thermofluids and Combustion



Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Thermofluids and Combustion

(Ref. 17060511)

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 1,400.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.5 billion.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the three founding departments of the University since 1937 and one of the seven academic units in the Faculty of Engineering.  Its world-class faculty and internationally reputed programmes draw students from across the globe.  It offers academic programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, over a large spectrum of topics including combustion and pollution control, fluid-structure interactions, materials and mechanics, sound and vibration, control and robotics, clean energy technologies, aeronautical engineering, product design and development.  Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.


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; and

(f)    undertake academic and departmental administrative duties.


Applicants should have: 

(a)    a PhD degree in a relevant discipline;

(b)    relevant post-qualification experience and a good track record of research in but not limited to one or more of the following areas: 
(i)    combustion science and technology, advanced combustion systems for power generation/motor vehicles/aircraft, propulsion, turbulent combustion, two-phase combustion, gas-turbine engine, combustion chemistry, micro combustion; 
(ii)    environmental issues related to combustion, clean/renewable fuels, pollutant formation and control in combustion systems; 
(iii)    heat transfer; or
(iv)    energy conversion and related emerging technologies or platforms; 

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

(d)    good publication records;

(e)    good networking ability; and

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

Applicants for appointment at Professor or Associate Professor level should have substantial years of   relevant post-qualification experience with excellent records of teaching, academic achievements, scholarly publications, and international reputation in research.   

Remuneration and 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 and 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 clearly the rank they apply for, and their current and expected salary in the application.


Please send a completed application form to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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