Associate/Assistant Professor of Robotics
University of Hong Kong Department of Mechanical Engineering
Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong


Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor of Robotics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering


Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor of Robotics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Ref.: 527046), 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 advanced robotics, soft/flexible robot design, actuation, sensing and control, bio-inspiration design, exoskeleton and biomimetic robots, and their healthcare applications.  Information about the Department can be obtained at


The advances of robotics have impacted engineering in general and mechanical engineering in particular. This interdisciplinary study helps resolve many challenging problems involving sophisticated manipulation and intelligent tasks in frontline service, manufacturing processes, surgeries, space and dangerous environment. In addition, soft and intelligent robotics R&D is also increasingly growing in mechanical engineering.


Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering field with an excellent research record. The appointee is expected to conduct frontier research within the broad area of developing robotics solutions to mechanical engineering systems or healthcare offered by the Department. He/She will also be responsible for delivering quality teaching in relevant subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in addition to the engagement in knowledge transfer activities and provision of 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 ( 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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