Job Vacancies

Applications are invited for the following posts:

Professors / Associate Professors / Assistant Professors (Ref. No.: 180001TU)
Research Associate(s) / Research Assistant(s) (Ref. No.: MAE-17-Xiang1)
Professors / Associate Professors / Assistant Professors (Ref. No.: 160001CP)

Professors / Associate Professors / Assistant Professors (Ref. No.: 180001TU)

Closing Date: Until the posts are filled

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is ranked one of the top 50 universities worldwide according to the QS World University Rankings of 2018/19. It is also named the Most Innovative University in Hong Kong by Thomson Reuters in three consecutive years (2016-18). In the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise, the mechanical engineering discipline of CUHK was ranked first among its counterparts of 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 Engineering (MAE) at CUHK is seeking excellent candidates in the following areas:

- design and manufacturing;

- robotics and automation;

- systems and control.

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline; and (ii) a proven record of academic scholarship and high potential for excellence in teaching and research.

The appointees will (a) teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses; (b) develop an externally funded high impact research programme; (c) supervise postgraduate students; and (d) provide service to the department, professional organizations and the community.

Similar to tenure tracked positions at universities in USA, appointments will initially be made on contract basis for up to three years, 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. The exact start date will be negotiated with the successful applicants.

[Those who have responded to the previous advertisement for the post (Ref. 170001DV) are under consideration and need not re-apply in this instance.]

Applicants please apply via the link at https://cuhk.taleo.net/careersection/cu_career_teach/jobdetail.ftl?job=180001TU with uploading load 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.

Online Application: https://cuhk.taleo.net/careersection/cu_career_teach/jobdetail.ftl?job=180001TU

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Research Associate(s) / Research Assistant(s) (Ref. No.: MAE-17-Xiang1)

We are looking for Research Associates / Research Assistants (RAs) working on newly emerging industrial robots. In particular,

1) Robotic soldering of soft objects in 3C manufacturing
2) Robotic renovation in unknown indoor environment
3) Robotic sanding for wooden and coated boxes

Successful candidates will be working on research and development for novel mechanical systems, high performance embedded system, system modelling and control methodologies, computer vision, and machine learning.

Applicants should (i) have a Bachelor's degree or above in a related engineering discipline; (ii) be self-motivated and able to work independently; (iii) be willing to explore and learn new things; (iv) demonstrate an effective communication skill with excellent written and spoken English. Hands-on experience in mechanical design, circuit design, prototyping, robot control, programming, equipment testing or other closely related areas would certainly be an advantage.

Appointee(s) will join and work with the industrial robotics team lead by Dr. Xiang Li, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, CUHK. On-site work in CUHK Shenzhen Research Institute (located in Shenzhen, China) is sometimes necessary. Appointment will be made on contract basis 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 along with a letter of accomplishments, motivation and career plan to: xiangli@mae.cuhk.edu.hk. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. top


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 professor and professor levels in robotics with prospect for substantiation.

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, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later. Outstanding candidates with substantial experience at Professor rank may be considered for substantive appointment forthwith. Applicants for Research Assistant Professorship may also be considered. The exact start date will be negotiated with the successful applicants.

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), research plan, 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, 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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