THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
Thursday, 25 November 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 31 December 2021
Ref
509015
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Part Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Social Sciences (30000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Fractional Lecturer (holding the title of Expert Trainer) in the Faculty of Social Sciences (Ref.: 509015), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Master’s degree or above in Social Work, Public Health, Mental Health, Psychology, Behavioral Health, Counseling, Nursing or related disciplines, with at least 5 years’ solid experience in conducting professional training for medical and/or social work sector on End-of-Life Care (EoLC) and/or public education on EoLC related topics in Hong Kong. Applicants should also possess expert competence including, but not limited to, palliative care, family counseling, use of art, use of therapeutic groups and bereavement care. A strong reputation in psycho-social and communication aspects of EoLC and knowledge of e-learning design would be an advantage.

The appointee will work in the Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project (JCECC) under the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Project, started in 2016, aimed at developing and evaluating an innovative community end-of-life care model which ultimately improves the quality of life of patients and families touched by terminal illness. Details of the Project could be found at https://www.JCECC.hk.

The appointee is expected to adopt innovative pedagogy to design and deliver specific training programmes on EoLC issues to target stakeholders ranging from healthcare and social care professionals, volunteers to general public. He/She will also work with other training officers to develop training programmes that might be converted to components of postgraduate programmes in future; and perform other duties as assigned.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At the current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online, upload a covering letter and an up-to-date CV.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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