Research Assistant Professor (Populations)

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
29 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Dec 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Our vision is to inspire students for success and build a better society through engaged social science. Continuing our investment in new talent, we are now seeking Research Assistant Professors to contribute to the Faculty Niche Research Area in “Smart Societies”. Successful candidates will be housed in one of our seven discipline-based Departments (Education Studies, Geography, Government & International Studies, History, Social Work, Sociology, and Sport & Physical Education).

Research Assistant Professor (Populations) (PR0173/19-20)

The appointees are expected to conduct original research in one or more indicative theme areas outlined below, and contribute to department-based teaching. Applicants should possess a relevant doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications with strong potential in research.

Environmental & Urban Systems (PR0171/19-20): Environmental Health, Climate Change, Pollution and Environmental Impacts, Urban Environmental Governance, Social Sustainability, Planetary Urbanisation, Heritage, and Smart Cities.

Wellbeing (PR0174/19-20): Physiological and Psychological Health, Active Ageing and Cognitive Stimulation, Youth Active and Healthy Lifestyle Development, AI and Big Data for Health Research and Promotion.

Populations (PR0173/19-20): Family Studies, Social Policy, Migration, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Social Capital and Community Development, and Digital Divide.

Learning & Praxis (PR0172/19-20): Education Science, Cognitive Science, Applications of Information and Communications Technology to Learning and Professional Practices, Data Analytics Applications, and e-Governance.

Details of the theme areas and profile of departments are available at:

http://sosc.hkbu.edu.hk/en/faculty-research-cluster and http://sosc.hkbu.edu.hk/ respectively.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of two to three years commencing March 2020. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) and send in samples of publications/creative works, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications and the latest teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Those not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 7 December 2019