THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Assistant Professor/Assistant Professor of Practice in Clinical Psychology

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
31 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2019
Ref
493727
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Psychology (30200)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor/Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Practice in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology (Ref: 493727), to commence on September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal. For tenure-track Assistant Professor, the appointee will be considered for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The Department of Psychology was founded in 1968 and was the first department of psychology in Hong Kong. The pioneer spirit continues to push the Department to strive for excellence and break new grounds. The Department is represented by 20 faculty members with different areas of expertise, including clinical psychology/neuropsychology, cognitive psychology/neuroscience, educational and developmental psychology, experimental psychopathology, as well as social/health psychology. In each area, faculty members apply scientific methods in laboratories or field settings. According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject in 2018, Psychology at HKU ranks first in Asia. Further Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.psychology.hku.hk.

For tenure-track Assistant Professor position: Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology or related fields, with a good record of research and teaching, or sound indicators of promise as a teacher in clinical psychology and developmental psychology. Clinical experiences that can inform their teaching will be an asset. The appointee is expected to maintain an active research programme, and be responsible for teaching courses and supervising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as contributing to the administration of the academic programmes.

For non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Practice position: Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or a professional doctorate in Clinical Psychology or related fields, with at least five years professional experience as a practicing clinical psychologist, a good record of publication of original and professional work, and sound indictors of competence in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The appointee is expected to integrate professional practice with teaching, and be responsible for teaching courses and supervising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as contributing to the administration of the academic programmes.

Applicants should specify which position they are applying for (Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Practice). If you are applying for both positions, please state “Tenure-track Assistant Professor/Non-tenure Track Assistant Professor of Practice” in the on-line form. 

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 the gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of the basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post(s). Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a research statement and a teaching statement, and state the contact information of three referees on the online application form. At least one of the referees should be able to comment on your research/teaching ability and your contribution to research/teaching in your department, while the remaining two should have knowledge of your recent academic or employment experience. Enquiries about the post can be sent to the Chair of Selection Committee (hrpsyc@hku.hk). Review of applications will commence on March 1, 2019 and continue until April 30, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is the earlier.

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