Research Assistant Professor in Psychology

Hong Kong
Friday, 23 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 31 October 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


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. 


Research Assistant Professor in Psychology (Ref. 21042309)

The Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) has a wealth of expertise in multiple disciplines including Social Work, Social Policy and Entrepreneurship, Psychology, and Sociology. Our research directions are related to migration and population mobility, family and life span development, applied psychology, social economy, social media and culture, disaster and risks reduction, and social work practice. Our academic and professional programmes strive to promote education and professional training to align with the emerging needs of our society and students’ diverse learning interests.

Please visit the website at for more information about the Department. Applicants are invited to contact Professor Sylvia Xiaohua Chen, Professor of Department of Applied Social Sciences, by email at for further information about the post.


The appointee will be required to:

(a)   conduct research as the main duty and actively pursue external research grants, such as General Research Fund, as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator;
(b)   provide quality teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level;
(c)   contribute to departmental service; and
(d)   perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.


Applicants should:

(a)   have a doctoral degree and a solid academic background in a relevant discipline, particularly with research and teaching expertise in the areas of social and cultural/cross-cultural psychology;
(b)   have demonstrated promise of a high level of creative ability in research and teaching in some subdivisions of his/her field;
(c)   be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills; and
(d)   be highly proficient in written and spoken English.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Appointment will only be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. 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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