Research Assistant Professor, Capacity Building and Innovation

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
04 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Social Sciences (30000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (holding the title of Project Manager (Capacity Building and Innovation)) in the Faculty of Social Sciences (Ref.: 511432), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance. 

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Public Health, Psychology, Social Work, Gerontology, Nursing, Counseling, Behavioral Health, Mental Health, or related disciplines, preferably with clinical experiences in end-of-life care (EoLC) or gerontology care. Relevant post-doctoral work experience and an excellent track record of publications will be essential. Applicants should also demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and the ability to contribute to the innovative curriculum development of courses for professionals which might be converted to components of postgraduate programmes in future.

The appointee will work in the Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project (JCECC) under the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Project, started in 2016, aimed at developing and evaluating an innovative community end-of-life care model which ultimately improves the quality of life of patients and families touched by terminal illness. Details of the Project could be found at

The appointee will supervise a team of post-doctoral fellows and research staff to work together on cutting-edge research in end-of-life care. This position will immerse the appointee in both academic research and teaching in the multi-disciplinary EoLC team, thus pave the path towards interdisciplinary academic position in future. 

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 509012) for the post need not re-apply.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At the 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.

The University only accepts online applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online, upload a covering letter and an up-to-date CV.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until January 31, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.