Full / Associate /Assistant Professor of Artificial Intelligence in Mechanical Engineering
University of Hong Kong Department of Mechanical Engineering
Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong


Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor of Artificial Intelligence in Mechanical Engineering


Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor of Artificial Intelligence in Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Ref.: 498924), 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 30 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 including, but not limited to, materials and nanotechnology, advanced manufacturing, control and robotics, thermofluids, biomedical engineering, and energy and environment.  Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.mech.hku.hk.


The advent of AI has impacted engineering in general and mechanical engineering in particular. AI can help to provide solutions for many challenging problems concerning prediction of failure of mechanical engineering systems. In addition, AI is also increasingly applied to R&D in mechanical engineering.


Applicant should possess a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical or a related engineering field with an excellent research record. The appointee is expected to conduct frontier research within the broad area of developing AI solutions to mechanical engineering systems. The appointee is also expected to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the 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 from January 17, 2020 and continue until February 15, 2020.


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

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