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Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Mental Health Nursing)

Founded in 1989, Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) is a modern, vibrant and dynamic university. We tailor our professional programmes to adapt to market trends and meet industry needs, thus providing our students with quality professional education and clear career paths. Being the first University of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Hong Kong, we pledge to play a pioneering role in enhancing recognition of vocational and professional education and training, and nurturing talents with both applied skills and knowledge.

As a faculty-driven, student-centred university in support of innovative teaching and learning, strategic research, and stakeholder outreach to provide maximum benefit to our communities, we conduct research that advances knowledge and enhances teaching, focusing on strategic areas, including digital humanities and literature, international business, gerontechnology, personalised care, smart city, open and innovative education, and bilingual learning and teaching.

HKMU is becoming an ever more vital link in addressing and helping Hong Kong to solve many difficult challenges – as part of our involvement in, and commitment to, the ‘metropolis’ of Hong Kong. Our plans to expand into the Greater Bay Area (GBA) will also cultivate talent to serve Hong Kong and the wider metropolitan GBA.

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We are now looking for a suitable person to fill the following position in the School of Nursing and Health Studies:

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Mental Health Nursing) (Ref: 240018Y)

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The appointee shall mainly be responsible for the following: 

  • developing and administering programmes in Mental Health Nursing of the School;
  • undertaking course planning, development, coordination and delivery (including classroom teaching);
  • engaging in co-curricular activities;
  • providing leadership and participating in research and scholarly activities as well as School/University services; and
  • performing any duties as assigned.


Candidates should possess the following qualifications, experience and competence:

  • Normally an earned doctorate in Nursing or a related discipline;
  • a license issued by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong to practice as a Registered Nurse;
  • Substantial relevant teaching/professional experience in Mental Health Nursing;
  • Outstanding academic background and achievements in Mental Health Nursing;
  • Demonstrated academic leadership and contributions in higher education;
  • High level of competence in teaching and postgraduate student supervision;
  • Substantial contribution through effective innovation in delivery of education, curriculum development, course design and teaching/learning methodologies;
  • Solid record of research and peer-reviewed scholarly publications in prestigious outlets;
  • Good accomplishments in obtaining external competitive research grants;
  • Substantial achievements in knowledge transfer; and
  • Considerable contribution to the University, profession and community.

The level of appointment depends on the candidate’s academic background, experience and competence in academic leadership, teaching, research, scholarly publications, etc.

Terms and Conditions for Appointment

An attractive remuneration package, including basic salary, a composite cash allowance, an end-of-contract gratuity, and a discretionary incentive payment, where applicable, will be offered to the right candidates. Generous annual leave, staff-development sponsorships, medical and dental benefits, and life insurance coverage will also be provided.

“Accommodation Programme for Overseas Young Teaching Staff” sponsored by the “Katie Shu Sui Pui Charitable Trust”

Overseas candidates who are successfully appointed by the University and below age 50 will be eligible to apply for the “Accommodation Programme for Overseas Young Teaching Staff” sponsored by the “Katie Shu Sui Pui Charitable Trust”. This programme offers the opportunity to reside in assigned accommodation free of charge for a period of up to six months, subject to terms and conditions.

To Apply

Candidates who are interested in joining us may submit their applications via the University’s eRecruitment System.        

Closing date of application: 18 June 2024

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