Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering

Hong Kong (HK)
08 Sep 2016
08 Oct 2016
Contract Type
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 1,200.  The total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is close to HK$6.6 billion (US$845 million) per year.  


In line with the strategic development of the University and to lead the development of the aeronautical and aviation engineering discipline in teaching and research activities, a new Interdisciplinary Division of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering was established in the Faculty of Engineering in July 2016.  The Division currently offers two degree programmes including the 2-year full-time top-up BEng (Hons) in Air Transport Engineering and the 4-year full-time BEng (Hons) in Aviation Engineering.  Applications are now invited from academics/industrial practitioners who are actively involved in aeronautical and aviation engineering to fill the vacancies for academic staff. 

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering (five posts) 


The appointees 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 relevant disciplines, specializing in aviation operations and management, aviation systems, airport services, aviation safety and security management, airworthiness and regulations, human factors in aviation, aircraft avionics, guidance and navigation, multi-vehicle systems or robotic networks, control/unmanned aerial systems, aerodynamics, propulsion, aircraft maintenance or advanced composites for aircraft and flight mechanics; (b) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research;  (c) good publication records;  (d) good networking ability; and (e) 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.  Initial appointments 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 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 will continue until the positions are filled.  Initial consideration of applications will commence in October 2016.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at


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