Ref.: 201701568
Posting Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Smart Manufacturing and Robotics
Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
 

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering specializing in the science and technology ofSmart Manufacturing and Robotics, to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The Department offers B.Eng., M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree programmes.  The University has a highly ranked medical school and an active Mechanical Engineering Programme.  The Department employs about 30 full-time faculty and has well-equipped teaching and research facilities and support.  The Department has a vibrant research environment.  Frontier research efforts are promoted and conducted in strategic areas including, but not limited to, materials and nanotechnology, advanced manufacturing, control and robotics, thermofluids, biomedical engineering, and energy and environment.  Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.mech.hku.hk/.

Smart manufacturing and advanced robotics, which rely on technologies derived from intelligent automation, networked sensors and real-time learning and computation, are rapidly transforming the global landscape of industry and human society.  The University and the Department have a proven track record in midstream translational research, and are committed to facilitate and fertilize interdisciplinary research efforts and crystallize impactful research outcomes.  Candidates with expertise in research fields such as cyber-physical systems; integrated intelligent sensors for monitoring, diagnosis, and control; mobile robots; autonomous vehicles (e.g. UAVs, USVs); human-robot interfaces; machine learning and optimization, will be considered.  Exceptionally qualified candidates from related disciplines could also apply.  Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in mechanical or a related engineering field with an excellent credential.  The appointee is expected to teach undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses offered by the Department.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., a research statement and a teaching statement to the Department at mepost@hku.hk.  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc.  Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Please indicate clearly in the form the post applied for, as well as the field, and the reference number.  Closes February 28, 2018.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.