Research Assistant Professor (Learning, Praxis & Governance in Social and Global Development)

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
28 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
30 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Our vision is to inspire students for success and build a better society through engaged social science. Continuing our investment in new talent, we are now seeking Research Assistant Professors to contribute to the Faculty Niche Research Area in "Smart Societies". Successful candidates will be housed in one of our seven discipline-based Departments (Education Studies, Geography, Government & International Studies, History, Social Work, Sociology, and Sport, Physical Education & Health).

The appointees are expected to conduct original research in one or more indicative theme areas outlined below, and contribute to department-based teaching. Applicants should possess a relevant doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications with strong potential in research.

Learning, Praxis & Governance in Social and Global Development (PR0519/22-23): Including egovernance, smart schools, disintermediated education, citizen science and data analytics applications

Details of the theme areas and profile of departments are available at: and respectively.

The initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of two to three years commencing in June - August 2023. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedures:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System ( and send in samples of publications/creative works, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications and the latest teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Human Resources Office (Email: direct. Those who are not invited for interview 4 months after submission of application may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Review of applications start from 4 April 2023 and until the position is filled.