Research Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention
Work type: Full-time
Department: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (30002)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (2 posts) in The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention within the Faculty of Social Sciences (Ref.: 511399), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Social Sciences, Education, Social Work, Psychology, or related disciplines, with strong leadership, scientific communication (written and oral), organizational, and team-building skills. They should have experience in community health promotion, and/or knowledge of the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in research. They should also have the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team; the ability to work closely with external parties, including academics, social service groups, politicians, etc.; and excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese (including Cantonese).
The appointees will participate in the projects of Mental Health Initiatives Funding Scheme and Quality Education Fund (QEF) Thematic Network on Promoting Wellness in School. They will coordinate research design; liaise with community parties and institutions; plan, develop and conduct community-based interventions and training programmes for local social service practitioners and professionals; facilitate the collection of big data; oversee data collection and management; write scientific publications and reports; supervise junior research staff; and perform other duties as assigned.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.
The University only accepts online applications for the above posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date CV. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until January 31, 2022, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.