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Associate Professor in Psychology

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Closing date
15 Apr 2024

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Psychology (30200)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Associate Professor in Psychology in the Department of Psychology (Ref.: 524402), to commence on August 1, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. Exceptionally outstanding candidates may be considered for appointment on tenure terms subject to approval.

As the first psychology department in Hong Kong, established in 1968, our department has a rich history of academic excellence. Ranked 3rd in Asia and 36th worldwide in the 2023 QS World University Ranking in the subject of Psychology, our 22 faculty members and over 90 research postgraduates and postdoctoral fellows actively engage in a wide range of research areas, including clinical psychology/neuropsychology, cognitive psychology/cognitive science, neuroscience, educational and developmental psychology, as well as social/health psychology.

Our department offers comprehensive undergraduate, taught postgraduate, MPhil, and PhD programs in psychology. We also support open science and strive for high integrity, trustworthy, replicable and reproducible research. We value diverse research methodologies. Further information about the Department can be obtained at

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Psychology or related fields, he/she should have a strong research record with publications in leading academic journals. The appointee is expected to maintain an active research programme, and be responsible for teaching courses and supervising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as contributing to the administration of academic programmes. 

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

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload (1) an up-to-date CV, (2) a research statement, (3) a teaching statement, and (4) state the contact information of three referees on the online application form. At least one of the referees should be able to comment on your research/teaching ability and your contribution to research/teaching in your department, while the remaining two should have knowledge of your recent academic or employment experience. Enquiries about the post can be sent to the Chair of Selection Committee ( Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until April 15, 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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