Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Social Psychology

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
20 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Social Psychology (Ref.: 201700363)

Applicants are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology, to commence on September 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The Department of Psychology was founded in 1968 and was the first department of psychology in Hong Kong. The pioneer spirit continues to push the Department to strive for excellence and break new grounds. The Department is represented by 20 faculty members with different areas of expertise, including cognitive psychology, clinical psychology and neuropsychology, educational and developmental psychology, as well as personality and social psychology. In each area, faculty members apply scientific methods in laboratories or field settings. Further information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.psychology.hku.hk.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree with a specialization in Social Psychology, or related fields, and a good record of research and teaching.  The appointee will be responsible for teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and supervising research students and projects. Enquiries about the post can be sent to the Chair of Selection Committee (hrpsyc@hku.hk).

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to 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.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., a research statement and a teaching statement to hrpsyc@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes April 24, 2017.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency