Research Assistant Professor/Post-doctoral Fellow in Environmental Gerontology
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Work type: Full-time
Department: Sau Po Centre on Ageing (30302)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (RAP)/Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) in Environmental Gerontology in the Sau Po Centre on Ageing within the Faculty of Social Sciences (Ref.: 495473) (to commence as soon as possible on a two-year temporary basis for PDF, or on a two-year fixed-term basis for RAP, with the possibility of renewal)
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Social Sciences, Sociology, Architecture, Urban Studies, Urban Planning or a related discipline. They should demonstrate strong competency in qualitative and quantitative data analysis and have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese. Those with post-doctoral research experience, especially a strong background in gerontology research and an excellent track record of publications are preferred. The appointee will conduct research projects to understand how physical and social environments shape the physical, psychosocial and cognitive health outcomes of elderly people across lifespan.
A PDF is expected to devote full-time to research. While the focus of a RAP should be on research, some teaching duties in postgraduate or undergraduate programmes may be assigned.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The RAP appointment on fixed-term 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 application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a covering letter stating their research background, and contact information of three referees. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until May 31, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.