Research Assistant Professor / Post-doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
01 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 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)) / Post-doctoral Fellow (holding the title of Research Manager) in the Faculty of Social Sciences (Ref.: 517162), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis for Research Assistant Professor, or on a two-year temporary basis for Post-doctoral Fellow. 

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

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 research experience and a proven track record of publications will be an advantage. They 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 undertake research in the topics on end-of-life care under the JCECC Project. Those with excellent publication track record and with extensive experience on post-doctoral work or community project management in a supervisory role in research and training may be considered for appointment as Research Assistant Professor, the appointee will also supervise a team of post-doctoral fellows and research staff and 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 an interdisciplinary academic position in future. 

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. For Research Assistant Professor, the appointment on fixed term 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 start as soon as possible and continue until November 30, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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