Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Thursday, 30 January 2020
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 29 February 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Department of Sociology

The Department is seeking an aspiring early-career scholar who can contribute to the Department’s research strengths in “Gender, Family, and Life Course” and/or “Social Networks and Inequalities”. He/She is expected to:

i) conduct high-impact research;
ii) obtain competitive research grants;
iii) teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and
iv) contribute to student advising and internship supervision.

Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: family, aging, gender, health and social networks.


  • PhD in Sociology at the time of appointment;
  • an active research program or agenda;
  • proven track record in high quality research;
  • ability to conduct quantitative research and interdisciplinary research is a plus;
  • demonstrable commitment to excellence in teaching; and
  • willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues in a collegial working environment.

This is a tenure-track appointment. Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to three years commencing September 2020 or earlier. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) and send in (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) three representative publications; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (5) teaching-related materials (syllabi, and peer and student evaluations of teaching for last three years, if any). Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Those not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 31 December 2019 (or until the position is filled)

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