THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
01 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2020
Ref
502285
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 Social Work and Social Administration (30300)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, to commence on January 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in social work or a related field and have strong record of research and publications. We welcome all areas of social work and human services research. Preference will be given to those with expertise in counseling, family social work, youth work, community work and social policy, and those with five years of direct practice experience. The Department values diverse research methodologies. We are particularly committed to upgrading our expertise in quantitative methods, and welcome applicants with relevant expertise. Information about the Department can be obtained at https://www.socialwork.hku.hk/.

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 academic programmes.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as leave, and medical benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. 

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  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 Head of Department (tlum@hku.hk). Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until October 31, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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