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2017-12-282018-01-27

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Technologies Promoting “Healthy Aging”

The University of Hong Kong
  • Job Status
    Full Time

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 Technologies Promoting “Healthy Aging” in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Ref.: 201701567)

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 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 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.

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

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