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

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Closing date
20 Mar 2024


Research Assistant Professor (Learning, Praxis and Governance in Social and Global Development) (23240216)

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 and Governance in Social and Global Development: Including e-governance, smart schools, disintermediated education, citizen science and data analytics applications.

Environmental and Urban Systems: Energy problems, resource and ecosystem management, human-environment interactions, and climate change mechanisms in China, Asia and Europe, including smart cities, smart energy, smart heritage, smart homes, resilient cities, global change and evolution and planetary urbanisation.

Populations and Wellbeing: For specific population groups, such as young people, the elderly, the mobile (migrants), and members of minority ethnic population, including active ageing, ethnic and racial studies, transnational networks, digital family hood, healthy living, digital divide and digital health care systems.

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 years commencing in June to August 2024. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System. Candidates should send in their teaching evaluation results for the last three years and samples of publications, preferably the best three out of their most recent publications. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with the Job Identification number quoted on the letters, to the Human Resources Office (Email: direct. Those who are not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials will be disposed of after the 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 the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Review of applications start from 15 February 2024 (or until the position is filled)

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