Postdoctoral Fellow, Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
26 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Oct 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience. The University also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines.

Applications are now invited for the following post:

Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies

Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies (APIAS) is looking for an experienced researcher to implement a project on ageing in place and also deliver teaching courses to bachelor and master students on health and social services management. The appointee will be responsible for (a) planning and implementing the ageing in place research project; (b) launching community services for older people; (c) analysing data and writing research reports and journal articles; (d) preparing research and project proposals; (e) liaising with non-governmental organisations and private healthcare providers; and (f) completing other tasks assigned by the Director of APIAS.

General Requirements

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in Social Work, Social Policy, Sociology, Psychology, Public Administration or related fields; (ii) experiences in analysing quantitative and qualitative data and writing research reports and grant applications; (iii) good command of written and spoken English and Chinese; (iv) proficiency in computer software (e.g. MS Office, SPSS); and (v) good organisational and interpersonal skills.


The conditions of appointment will be competitive. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, and gratuity for the eligible appointee. Appointment will normally be made on a fixed-term contract of up to 18 months. Experienced Postdoctoral Fellow may carry a functional title of Research Assistant Professor.

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to send their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by email: (as attachment in PDF format). Applications shall provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references. Please specify the post you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. For more information on APIAS, please visit the website: Enquiries can be directed to

Review of applications will commence from October 2019 and continue until the post is filled. Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, or to fill the post by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

(September 2019)

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