Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Environmental Sustainability

Hong Kong (HK)
£ Competitive
24 Nov 2017
31 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years.  The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres.  There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Environmental Sustainability in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (as tenure home) and the Faculty of Social Sciences (Re-advertisement) (Ref.: 201701466)

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Environmental Sustainability in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (as tenure home) and the Faculty of Social Sciences, 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 Department also contributes to the Medical Engineering programme, which is jointly offered by the Faculties of Engineering and Medicine.  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 and promotes cutting-edge research in strategic areas including materials and nanotechnology, advanced manufacturing, control and robotics, biomedical engineering, and energy and environment. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.mech.hku.hk/.

Hong Kong as a dense, mega city with high economic growth is an ideal model in the world seeking innovative technologies to sustain its safe and healthy living environment.  The appointee to this post is expected to conduct frontier research within the broad area of developing advanced mechanical engineering solutions to sustain the well-being of such an urban environment.  Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in mechanical or related engineering field with an excellent research record.  Examples of issues to be studied may include mechanics or materials-science based solutions of environmental (e.g. air or noise) pollution, development of sustainable energy systems, and mechanical engineering (e.g. robotics) systems that mitigate risks such as high-rise fires, natural disasters and structural ageing.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as leave and medical benefits.  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 December 31, 2017.

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

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency; and is committed to a Non-smoking Policy