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Associate Professor / Assistant Professor

Hong Kong
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Jul 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.6 billion.


Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Wireless Communications / Wireless Networks / Communication Networks / Current and Future Communication Systems / 5G and beyond / Internet-of-Things / Internet of Vehicles / IoT Communications (Ref. 21072306)

Since its inception in 1974, the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE) has enjoyed a distinguished history of providing outstanding engineering education and applicable research in Hong Kong.

The Department is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor / Assistant Professor with an international reputation in the areas named above.  This will complement the existing strengths in communications, information security, artificial intelligence, nonlinear circuits and systems, Internet-of-Things (IoT), multimedia signal processing, photonic systems, optoelectronic systems and devices of the Department.  Apart from performing teaching duties at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the related area, candidates are also expected to teach outside their main research areas.

Leading scholars regularly visit the Department for research collaboration and to enhance the Department’s research profile.  The Department has extensive resources to support a wide variety of teaching activities and research interests.  Please visit the website at for more information about the Department. EIE is a constituent department of the Faculty of Engineering. Information on the Faculty is available at


The appointee will be required to:

(a)    undertake teaching duties at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the area of wireless communications / wireless networks / communication networks / current and future communication systems / 5G and beyond / IoT / Internet of vehicles / IoT communications and also outside his / her main research areas;

(b)    attract funding to support both fundamental and industrial research;

(c)    conduct research that leads to publications in top-tier refereed journals;

(d)    supervise student projects and theses;

(e)    engage in scholarly research / consultancy in his / her area of expertise;

(f)    contribute to departmental services and activities; and

(g)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Unit or his / her delegates.


Applicants should:

(a)    have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline;

(b)    have the relevant postdoctoral research experience and a publication record commensurate with the level of appointment;

(c)    demonstrate potential to establish significant externally funded research programmes;

(d)    be able to demonstrate evidence of effective classroom teaching skills; and

(e)    have excellent communication skills and the ability to use English as the medium of instruction.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor level.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.  


Please send a completed application form by post, providing the names and addresses of three referees, to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to  Application forms can be downloaded from  If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.

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