Senior Professional Practitioner/Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
14 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 Psychology (30200)
Categories: Professoriate Staff, Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Senior Professional Practitioner/Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology in the Department of Psychology (Ref.: 504327), to commence on September 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal.  The appointment as Assistant Professor may be considered for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The Department of Psychology was founded in 1968 and was the first department of psychology in Hong Kong. The Department is represented by 20 faculty members with different areas of expertise, including clinical psychology/neuropsychology, cognitive psychology/neuroscience, educational and developmental psychology, as well as social/health psychology.  Our faculty members engage in a broad range of research across the discipline, from basic human neuroscience to educational policy, as these different areas of research inform and complement each other. This unique research environment enables the integration of different disciplinary areas into cohesive and empirically sound research programmes that are translated into measurable societal impact. Further information about the Department can be obtained at

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in Educational/School Psychology.  The appointee is expected to be responsible for teaching courses and supervising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as contributing to the administration of academic programmes.

To apply for Assistant Professor, applicants should also have a demonstrated track record in research and scholarship.  The appointee is expected to maintain an active research programme.  To apply for Senior Professional Practitioner, applicants should also have at least five years’ professional experience in the practice as educational/school psychologist as well as sound indicators of teaching abilities in educational/school psychology.  The appointee will focus on teaching and professional service.  He/She is expected to integrate professional practice with teaching.  A courtesy title of Assistant Professor of Practice may be offered where the professional experience justifies.

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 appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site ( and upload (1) an up-to-date C.V., (2) a research statement (for appointment as Assistant Professor) and (3) a teaching statement, and (4) 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 Chair of Selection Committee ( Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until July 15, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency

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