Research Assistant Professor in Department of Social Work & Social Administration

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
07 Aug 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Social Work and Social Administration (30300)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow

Research Assistant Professor in Department of Social Work & Social Administration (Ref.: 46th Round RAP Scheme)

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work & Social Administration within the Faculty of Social Sciences (Ref.: 46th Round RAP Scheme) (Ref: 522625), to commence as soon as possible for two years.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in gerontology, social sciences, health science or a related discipline with at least 5 years' research experience. They should demonstrate a deep understanding of the application of varied methodologies with an established record of publications. Experience in mixed methodology and managing research projects and mentoring junior research staff will be an advantage. An excellent command of written and spoken English and Cantonese is required. They should be familiar with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R, Stata) and MS Office applications (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). The applicants should be organized, self-motivated and with excellent communication skills.

The appointee will conduct high-impact research relating to older adults and caregivers, with collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams. He/She will oversee multiple projects under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, Professor Vivian W. Q. Lou. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a written test and an interview.

For further enquiries about the duties of the post and/or the project, please contact Professor Vivian Lou (e-mail:

What We Offer

The appointment will be a 2-year contract with a highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, including 10-15% gratuity. Other benefits include annual leave, medical benefits, and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until Oct 31, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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