Assistant Professor - Department of Social Work

Hong Kong (HK)
07 May 2020
End of advertisement period
07 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Applications are invited for:-

Department of Social Work

Assistant Professor(s)

(Ref. 200000G9)

As a world-leading centre of social work education and research, the Department is dedicated to developing and disseminating scientific, rigorous and socially impactful social work knowledge for human betterment and social development. The Department aspires, through its research and evaluation work, to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, deepen its understanding of social issues and promote evidence-based practice locally and globally. The Department is looking for candidates who embrace these goals and values.

Scholars specialized in any of the following areas are welcome to apply for the following posts :

  • clinical social work
  • children and family
  • gerontology
  • macro social work theories and practice

Applicants should have (i) a relevant PhD degree; (ii) a strong publication track record; (iii) proven ability to obtain grants; and (iv) demonstrated potential in conducting research to generate academic and social impact. Being registered social workers and having professional expertise or substantial work experience in clinical or macro social work practice will be an advantage.

The appointee(s) will (a) undertake research; and (b) teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Appointment(s) will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing January 2021, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Applications will be accepted until the post(s) is/are filled.

Application Procedure

The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post(s) above. For more information and to apply online, please visit

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