Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Cities & Wellbeing

Hong Kong (HK)
30 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Hong Kong Baptist University


Our diverse, energetic and research-led Faculty is expanding.  We will be offering up to 5 appointments in our transdisciplinary research area of “Cities and Wellbeing” (C&W).  With our four decades of comparative scholarship on the growth and challenges of one of the planet’s largest and most complex urban societies – the Greater Pearl River Delta – we are expanding our C&W team in three areas: i) Cities and Environmental Change; ii) Cities, Regulations and Rights; and iii) Youth.  We also have new tenure-track opportunities in our seven academic Departments, including Education Studies, Geography, Government & International Studies, History, Physical Education, Social Work and Sociology.  Please visit for brief information about the seven Departments.

Applications for the posts below are welcome from scholars at different career stages committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and able to complement the global and transdiciplinary orientation of the Faculty, and research-led liberal arts ethos of the University.  Review of applications will begin in early May 2017 until the posts are filled, or as otherwise announced.  The appointees will receive an attractive start-up fund for research.

Professors / Associate Professors / Assistant Professors in Cities & Wellbeing (PR298/16-17)

The Faculty is inviting scholars with relevant expertise to join a team and contribute to the understandings of historical and contemporary links between urban society and the wellbeing of those who live and work in cities.  The appointees are expected to conduct research on C&W and contribute to teaching in an academic department. 

Applicants should possess a relevant doctoral degree or equivalent.  Record of securing external competitive grants will be an advantage.

For more information about the Faculty’s research niche in “Cities and Wellbeing”, please visit

Terms of appointment:

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University offers competitive package which include gratuity/retirement benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, and wherever applicable housing assistance and relocation allowance.  Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of two to three years commencing September 2017.  Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which is obtainable by downloading from

The completed application form should be sent to the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong or by email to:  Please quote PR number on all correspondence.  Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works, statements of teaching and research interest and recent teaching evaluation results.  Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference to the Personnel Office direct.  Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.  All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request.  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 post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 29 April 2017 or until the positions are filled