Assistant Professor - Department of Education Policy and Leadership

Hong Kong (HK)
Friday, 15 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 14 February 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

The Education University of Hong Kong 

Founded in 1994 and awarded the University title in 2016, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) is a publicly funded university, dedicated to the advancement of learning and teaching through a diverse offering of academic and research programmes up to doctoral level in teacher education and complementary disciplines, such as the social sciences and humanities.

 The University aspires to further enhance its role as a leading university in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, with a focus on educational research, development and innovation, and recognized for its excellence in nurturing outstanding and caring professionals as well as the impact of scholarship.

The University has an academic/teaching staff strength of about 450 and total student headcount of about 11,000.  It has a Graduate School and three Faculties, namely, Faculty of Education and Human Development, Faculty of Humanities, and Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, comprising 16 academic departments, as well as various University-level and Faculty-level research and professional development centres.  For more information about the University, please visit

We are looking for suitable candidate(s) to fill the following position(s).  If you are excited by the prospect of contributing your expertise to the development of a leading university at the heart of Asia Pacific region and beyond, we would like to hear from you.

Assistant Professor (Ref: AsstProf/EPL/1220)
Department of Education Policy and Leadership
Faculty of Education and Human Development  

The Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EPL) seeks to recruit an emerging scholar at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of educational leadership.  The successful candidate will aspire to work individually and in teams to conduct cutting edge leadership research.  Areas of current strategic interest include leading teacher learning, school leadership across Greater China and the Greater Bay Area, and leadership in international schools.  Educational leadership researchers with other interests will also be considered.  

EPL hosts a range of postgraduate programmes and specializations, professional development activities, and undergraduate courses related to educational leadership, policy, innovation, school development, and teacher development and professionalism.  If appointed, the candidate will teach related undergraduate and postgraduate courses in addition to conducting research and community services.  

Applicants should have a Doctoral Degree in a relevant area, articulate a clear research agenda, and evidence capacity to publish in high-quality journals.  Teaching experience in higher education or schools is preferred. Candidates must be highly proficient in English.  Understanding of Chinese and the Hong Kong and Greater Bay context, while not required, are desirable.  The position will begin on 1 July 2021.    

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.  Fringe benefits include contract-end gratuity, leave, medical and dental benefits, and where applicable, housing benefits. 

Application Forms are obtainable from (a); or (b) the Human Resources Office, 3/F, Cho Kwai Chee Foundation Building, The Education University of Hong Kong, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong.  The completed Application Form, together with full CV, should be sent to the Human Resources Office by email to or by post to the above address.  Review of applications will start from 28 December 2020, and will continue until the post is filled.  Please quote the reference number of the position in the application and mark “Strictly Confidential - Job Application” on the envelope.  Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.  For details of the Personal Information Collection Statement, please refer to

All applications will be treated in strict confidence.  Only those who are shortlisted will be contacted.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position(s) advertised.  Since the incumbent may engage in work relating to students in schools, prospective employee(s) may be requested to undergo Sexual Conviction Record Check operated by the Hong Kong Police.

EdUHK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.  

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