Associate Professor/Assistant Professor of New Battery Technology
University of Hong Kong Department of Mechanical Engineering
Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong

 

Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor of New Battery Technology in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor of New Battery Technology in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Ref.: 527043), 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 of Mechanical Engineering offers B.Eng., M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree programmes. The University of Hong Kong has a highly ranked engineering school and an active Mechanical Engineering Programme. The Department employs about 35 full-time faculty members and has well-equipped teaching and research facilities and support. The research environment is vibrant. Frontier research efforts are promoted and conducted in strategic areas related to this post, including but not limited to material engineering, electrochemical engineering, micro/nano mechanics, and renewable energy. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.mech.hku.hk.

 

The advancement of battery technologies beyond the state-of-the-art Li-ion battery is crucial for creating sustainable communities, mitigating the global climate crisis, and addressing the fossil fuel shortage. We are particularly interested in candidates who have expertise in next-generation battery technology in areas such as fast charging and high energy density, modeling of battery components, advanced manufacturing, in-situ characterization techniques, as well as battery recycling and re-purposing.

 

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in a related engineering field, with an excellent research record. Those with industry experience or strong connections to the industry are preferred. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research, collaborate with industry partners, and shape the future of energy storage solutions. The appointee is expected to conduct frontier research within the broad area of new battery science and engineering. He/She will also be responsible for delivering high-quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, engaging in knowledge transfer activities, and providing administrative service to the University/Faculty/Department.

 

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 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. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

 

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V., a research statement and a teaching statement.   Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until August 31, 2024 or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

 

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency


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