Professor and Head of Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

September 27, 2022

Job Description

Professor and Head of Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering


The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Hong Kong invites applications for Professor and Head of Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) (Ref.: 513847), to commence as soon as possible. The appointment as Head of Department will be made for an initial three-year term, renewable subject to mutual agreement.


The University

Ranked the World #1 Most International University (2021), and 22nd among the World’s Top Universities by QS World University Rankings (2022), the University is a leading university in Asia with 29,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and more than 7,000 academic and administrative staff.


The Faculty

The Faculty of Engineering, one of the two founding faculties of the University of Hong Kong, is at the forefront of engineering research, and is one of the largest Faculties in the University offering a wide range of undergraduate majors, master’s programmes and PhD degrees. The Faculty groomed more than 19,000 first-degree engineering graduates and 16,000 master’s and PhD graduates. The Faculty has over 140 professors and teaching staff.


The Department

The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) currently consists of 16 core faculty members and serves 179 undergraduate and 198 graduate students. Educational offerings include BEng programmes in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management (IELM), Engineering Science (EngSc), a MSc(Eng) in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management (IELM), in addition to MPhil and PhD degrees.

Current research foci include Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering and Cyber-Physical Systems. It maintains the following multi-disciplinary laboratories in Advanced Logistics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Physical Internet, Human-System Interaction and Simulation, Information Integration and Innovation, Digital Enterprise Technology, Supply Chain Management, Service Engineering, Systems Automation, and Systems Analytics.


The Role

Reporting to the Dean of Engineering, the Head of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering is expected to provide leadership and vision in leading and growing the Department’s research and educational missions and to lead the expansion of the Department professoriate.

The Head should possess distinguished academic credentials, with internationally acclaimed research achievements. He/She should preferably have administrative experiences. The successful candidate should also possess excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.


A wide-range of research funding opportunities exist both in Hong Kong and China (far exceeding most other countries) and through interactions with government and local, regional and international industry. The University is adding major new facilities throughout Hong Kong and nearby in China. 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 University will contribute up to 15% of basic salary into the retirement benefits scheme. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.


The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s career site and upload a letter of interest outlining their experience in and vision for research and academic leadership and an up-to-date CV. Review of applications will start on July 1, 2022 and continue until the post is filled.

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