Research Professor/Research Associate Professor - Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies

Hong Kong (HK)
03 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions.  It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement.  With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences.  Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience.  The University also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines.  Applications are now invited for the following post :

Research Professor/Research Associate Professor
Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies
Post Ref.: 17/185/TH

The Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies (APIAS), founded in 1998, is a well-established institute which has been a pioneer and leading institute at the forefront in the field of gerontology in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region.  With a team well-experienced in research and course development, APIAS contributes to the facilitation and promotion of studies and services related to ageing populations and their families.  The achievements and collaboration of APIAS are well recognised by academics, local communities and international agencies.

The appointee is expected to (a) lead the APIAS; (b) engage in community outreach for promoting age friendly city, inter-generational health and other initiatives for productive ageing; (c) develop new research and knowledge transfer programmes, and (d) develop new postgraduate studies programmes in the broad area of ageing studies and social care management to meet the community needs.

General Requirements

Applicants should have a PhD degree in a related discipline with relevant teaching experience, excellent publication and competitive grants records. An understanding of and previous working experience with local institutions / organizations related to ageing and social care would be an advantage.

Applicants should provide information on their research interests and evidence of quality teaching.  Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential.  The appointee is expected to have a strong commitment to engage actively in research and contribute to the teaching and scholarly activities of the department.  Senior hires are expected to lead in areas of research, teaching, knowledge transfer and service.  


The conditions of appointment will be competitive.  The rank and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuity, housing benefits and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee.  Appointment will normally be made on an initial contract of three years.

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to send their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by email: (as attachment in MS Word format).  Applicants shall provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references.  Please specify the post/level you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence.  Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site :  Enquiries can be directed to

Review of applications will start from October 2017 and continue until the post is filled.  Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, or to fill the post by invitation or by search.  We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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