Associate Professor - Department of Social Work

Hong Kong (HK)
Thursday, 15 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Applications are invited for:-

Department of Social Work

Associate Professor

(Ref. 210000LC)

As a world-leading centre of social work education and research, the Department is dedicated to developing and disseminating scientific, rigorous and socially impactful social work knowledge for human betterment and social development. The Department aspires, through its research and evaluation work, to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, deepen its understanding of social issues and promote evidence-based practice locally and globally. The Department is looking for candidates who embrace these goals and values.

Scholars specializing in any of the following research areas are welcome to apply for the post:

  • clinical social work
  • children and family
  • gerontology
  • macro social work theories and practice

Applicants should have (i) a relevant PhD degree; (ii) a strong publication track record; (iii) proven ability to obtain grants and conduct research to generate academic and social impact; (iv) demonstrated academic leadership; and (v) evidence of outstanding teaching performance. Being registered social workers and having professional expertise or substantial work experience in clinical or macro social work practice will be advantageous.

The appointee will (a) undertake research; (b) teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses; (c) supervise research postgraduate students; and (d) take up key administrative roles of the Department.  

Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Applications are open until the post is filled.

[Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref. 200000IU) are under consideration and need not re-apply in this instance.]

Application Procedure

The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post above. For more information and to apply online, please visit

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