Job Vacancies

Applications are invited for the following posts:

Professors / Associate Professors / Assistant Professors (Ref. No.: 160001SC)
Professors / Associate Professors / Assistant Professors (Ref. No.: 160001CP)
Lecturer (Ref. No.: 170000LJ)
Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Assistant (Ref. No.: MAE-16-Guo1)
Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Assistant (Ref. No.: MAE-16-YS1) (CU Ad. Ref. No.: 16/039(737)/3)
Research Assistant (Ref. No.: MAE-15-Ren1) (CU Ad. Ref. No.: 16/001(737)/3)

Professors / Associate Professors / Assistant Professors - (160001SC)

Closing Date: Until the posts are filled

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) ranks top 50 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings, 2016/17). CUHK was also ranked the Most Innovative University in Hong Kong (from Thomson Reuters, August 2016). The 2014 Research Assessment Exercise ranked the mechanical engineering discipline of CUHK the first in all universities in Hong Kong in terms of the ratio of world leading research (top category of 4*). Further information about the Department is available at http://www.mae.cuhk.edu.hk.

The Department of Mechanical and Automation (MAE) at CUHK is seeking excellent candidates to fill the above faculty positions in the following areas:

- robotics and automation;

- design and manufacturing, in particular, in areas of 3D printing and CAD;

- energy and environmental engineering, including smart/green building, building automation and control, pollution measurement and monitoring, smart grid, and energy management.

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree; and (ii) a proven track record or demonstrating potential for teaching and research excellence.

The appointees will (a) teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses; (b) develop an externally funded research programme; and (c) supervise postgraduate students.

All positions are similar to tenure tracked positions at universities in USA; that is, appointments will initially be made on contract basis for up to three years commencing August 2017, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later. Outstanding candidates with substantial experience for Professor rank may be considered for substantive appointment forthwith.

Applicants please upload the full CV, copies of academic credentials, publication list with abstracts of selected published papers, details of courses taught and evaluation results (if available), a research plan, a teaching statement, together with names, addresses and fax numbers/e-mail addresses of three to five referees to whom the applicants' consent has been given for their providing references (unless otherwise specified).

For more information, please contact Ms. YL Kan at ylkan@mae.cuhk.edu.hk or Prof. Jie Huang (MAE Department Chairman) at jhuang@mae.cuhk.edu.hk.

Online Application: https://cuhk.taleo.net/careersection/cu_career_teach/jobdetail.ftl?job=160001SC

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Professors / Associate Professors / Assistant Professors - (160001CP)

Closing Date: Until the posts are filled

The Faculty is looking for excellent candidates to fill several positions at assistant professor, associate professors and professors levels with prospect for substantiation in robotics.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong has set up the CUHK T Stone Robotics Institute, as one of the new initiatives, which focuses its primary research on medical and service robotics through collaboration among experts in engineering, medicine and social science. The Institute plans to build collective strength in the robotics areas by recruiting excellent scholars, in particular with the following expertise: (i) surgical robots, (ii) rehabilitation and assistive robots, (iii) medical sensors and robot actuators, (iv) human-robot interactions, and (v) machine/robot intelligence. Excellent candidates in other areas will be considered as well.

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree; and (ii) a proven track record or demonstrating potential for teaching and research excellence.

Appointments will normally be made on contract basis for one to three years initially commencing January 2017, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later. Outstanding candidates with substantial experience for Professor rank may be considered for substantive appointment forthwith.

Applicants please upload the full resume, copies of academic credentials, publication list with abstracts of selected published papers, details of courses taught and evaluation results (if available), a research plan, a teaching statement, together with names, addresses and fax numbers/e-mail addresses of three to five referees to whom the applicants' consent has been given for their providing references (unless otherwise specified).

For more information, please contact Prof. Yunhui Liu, the Director of the CUHK T Stone Robotics Institute via yhliu@mae.cuhk.edu.hk.

Online Application: https://cuhk.taleo.net/careersection/cu_career_teach/jobdetail.ftl?job=160001CP

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Lecturer - (170000LJ)

Closing Date: Until the post is filled

The Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and actively undertakes research in the relevant and integrated areas of robotics and control, design and advanced manufacturing, MEMS / nano / material technologies and energy technologies. Further information about the Department is available at http://www.mae.cuhk.edu.hk.

Applicants should have (i) a higher degree (at least at Master level) plus at least four years' post-Master relevant experience; (ii) fundamental training / experience in appropriate engineering disciplines or related areas in line with the Department's foci; (iii) vigorous scholarly activities and high teaching competence; (iv) strong mathematics background; and preferably (v) experience in leading engineering projects.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one to two years commencing August 2017, renewable subject to performance and mutual agreement.

Applicants please upload the full resume with a cover letter, copies of academic credentials, a teaching statement with details of courses taught and evaluation results (if available), together with names and e-mail addresses of three to five referees to whom the applicant's consent has been given for their providing reference (unless otherwise specified).

For more information, please contact Ms. YL Kan at ylkan@mae.cuhk.edu.hk or Prof. Jie Huang (MAE Department Chairman) at jhuang@mae.cuhk.edu.hk.

Applications will be accepted until the post is filled.

Online Application: https://cuhk.taleo.net/careersection/cu_career_teach/jobdetail.ftl?job=170000LJ

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Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Assistant (Ref. No.: MAE-16-Guo1)

Applicants should have familiarity and interest in one of the following research areas: (1) vibration assisted machining; (2) direct metal deposition and additive manufacturing; (3) micro-structured surface characterization and applications. Particular engineering skills in (1) mechanical design; (2) electronic circuit design; or (3) data acquisition and signal processing is preferred.

Applicants for Postdoctoral Fellow position should have a PhD degree; for Research Assistant should have a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in a related engineering discipline.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one year commencing as soon as possible, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Closing date: Until the vacancy is filled.

Monthly Salary and Fringe Benefits

Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure Interested candidates should send via email a detailed CV to: pguo@mae.cuhk.edu.hk.

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Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Assistant (Ref. No.: MAE-16-YS1) (CU Ad. Ref. No.: 16/039(737)/3)

The openings are in the areas of energy and materials. We are developing catalysts and electrocatalysts for applications in hydrogen production via steam or dry reforming, vehicle emissions control, and fuel cells (PEM and solid oxide).

Applicants for Postdoctoral Fellow position should have a PhD degree (BS/MSc degree for Research Assistant) in chemical engineering/materials science and engineering (or related disciplines). Prior experience in catalysis and/or fuel cells will be given favorable consideration.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one year commencing as soon as possible, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Closing date: Until the vacancy is filled.

Monthly Salary and Fringe Benefits

Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure

To apply, please send resume to yschen@mae.cuhk.edu.hk.

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Research Assistant (Ref. No.: MAE-15-Ren1)

Applicants should have (i) a Bachelor's/a Master's degree in the engineering discipline and (ii) familiarity with one of the following research areas: (1) mechanical design using CAD softwares; (2) electronics and circuit design; or (3) data acquisition, system design and control.

The appointee(s) will assist in research projects in the above areas.

Appointments will be made on contract basis for one year commencing as soon as possible, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Closing date: Until the vacancy is filled.

Monthly Salary and Fringe Benefits

Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure

To apply, please send resume to renwei@mae.cuhk.edu.hk.

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