THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
06 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2018
Ref
201801244
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Applications are invited for appointment as tenure-track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Division of Learning, Development and Diversity of the Faculty of Education, to commence as soon as possible (but not later than August 2019), on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.  

Applicants for “Professor” should possess strong academic credentials, outstanding academic leadership capabilities, extensive experience in conducting externally funded and rigorous field-based research, and a distinguished record of scholarship. Outstanding candidates with demonstrated excellence may be considered for appointment on tenure terms.  

All applicants should have (i) a Ph.D. degree in early childhood education or a closely related field; (ii) tertiary teaching experience; (iii) practical knowledge of/experience with young children and/or their families; and (iv) proven track record in research, publications and competitive external funding. They should have expertise in at least one of the following areas of early childhood education: child development, curriculum and instruction, assessment, pedagogical practices, special education, language and literacy development, and/or mathematics learning. Rich teaching experience in early childhood settings; solid knowledge of early childhood programmes, curriculum and models; relevant experience with online learning formats at the university level; commitment to pre-service teacher preparation; and knowledge of Chinese educational contexts are preferred.  

The appointee will be expected to teach early childhood development and education/pedagogy courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; supervise doctoral students; provide service to various early childhood education programmes; and lead and participate in collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts with colleagues across the University.   

The Faculty of Education is ranked 4th among the top Education faculties worldwide by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for Education 2018. More information about the Faculty’s academic programmes and research areas is available on the Faculty website at https://web.edu.hku.hk/.  

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.  The appointment will attract acontract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as annual leave and medical benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.    

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., one writing sample (a dissertation chapter or published article),a research plan and a teaching statement (of not more than 2 pages each, with a link to a sample video clip to demonstrate his/her teaching in not more than 20 minutes) to the Faculty at edufacr@hku.hk. Please also arrange to have the three referees send their letters of recommendation directly to edufacr@hku.hk as soon as possible.  Please indicate clearly which level they wish to be considered for and the reference number in the e-mail subject.  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.    

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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