Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Technologies Promoting Healthy Aging University of Hong Kong, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ref. : 201701567


Posting Title : Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Technologies Promoting Healthy Aging


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 of “Healthy Aging”, 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 Biomedical Engineering Programme, which is jointly offered by the Faculties of Engineering and Medicine. The appointee is expected to conduct frontier research in close collaboration with staff of these academic units.


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, biomedical engineering, and energy and environment. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.mech.hku.hk/.


As the proportion of senior citizens is increasing in many industrialized societies, the need for knowledge in medicine, science and technology related to this segment of the population has become more acute. The University and the Department recognize this strategic need and would strongly encourage such interdisciplinary research in the interface of medicine and engineering. Conventional bioengineering fields such as biomaterials, biomechanics, medical imaging and design of artificial limbs will be included. Intensively studied fields with emphasis on health related applications such as 3D printing, advanced manufacturing and surgical robotics will also be considered. Exceptionally qualified candidates from related disciplines should 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.


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