Professors/Associate Professors/Assistant Professors in Mechanical and Automation Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Applications are invited for:-


Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Professors / Associate Professors / Assistant Professors

(Ref: 220002KJ)


The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is ranked one of the top 50 universities worldwide according to the QS and THE World University Rankings of 2022/23. It is also named the Most Innovative University in Hong Kong by Thomson Reuters in four consecutive years (2016-19). In the 2020 Research Assessment Exercise, 100% of our impact cases achieved the highest rating 4*, meaning “outstanding impacts in terms of their reach and significance”.  The overall quality in mechanical and production engineering of CUHK is also the highest, up to 94%, among all universities in Hong Kong by adding both categories of 4* (world leading) and 3* (internationally excellent). Further information about the Department is available at


The Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering (MAE) at CUHK is seeking excellent candidates in the following areas:


•         Robotics, in particular with expertise of medical sensors, robot actuators, and soft robotics with connection to the CUHK T Stone Robotics Institute, which focuses its primary research on medical and service robotics through collaboration among experts in engineering, medicine and social science;

•         Design and manufacturing: CAD/design optimization and automation, digital manufacturing;

•         Dynamic systems and control;

•         Engineering materials and structures;

•         Green building and building automation, environmental engineering.


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/Faculty/University, professional organizations and the community.


Similar to tenure track positions at universities in USA, appointments will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing August 2023, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation. Outstanding candidates with substantial experience for Professor rank may be considered for substantive appointment forthwith. The rank and exact start date will be negotiated with the successful applicants.

[Those who have responded to the previous advertisement for the posts (Ref. 210002DC) are under consideration and need not re-apply in this instance.]


Application Procedure

Applicants please upload the full resume with a cover letter, 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 e-mail addresses of three to five referees for providing references.


The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post above. For more information, please contact Ms. YL Kan at, or visit to apply online.

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