Assistant Professor in Department of Social Work

Hong Kong (HK)
31 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time



Hong Kong Baptist University


Our diverse, energetic and research-led Faculty is expanding.  We 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 post 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 post is filled, or as otherwise announced.  The appointee will receive an attractive start-up fund for research.

Assistant Professor in Department of Social Work (PR291/16-17)

The appointee is expected to conduct cutting-edge academic research, teach courses and supervise students’ projects/ dissertations/placement at undergraduate and postgraduate degree levels and contribute to the work of the Department as appropriate.  He/She should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: i) youth work; ii) social policy; iii) law and society; iv) administration in human service organisation; v) community development social work; vi) human and cultural diversity; and vii) counselling or social work with older people.

Applicants should possess a relevant doctoral degree, a track record of research, tertiary teaching experience, and a Registered Social Worker (RSW) qualification or equivalent.

Terms of appointment:

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 position is filled

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