Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Educational/School Psychology

Hong Kong (HK)
14 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Educational/School Psychology (Ref.: 201701493)  

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Educational/School Psychology in the Department of Psychology, to commence on August 1, 2018 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 22 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 in Educational/School Psychology, the qualification to practise as educational/school psychologist, a good record of research, and sound indicators of teaching abilities in educational/school psychology. The appointee is expected to maintain an active research programme, and be responsible for teaching courses at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels, and supervising research students. 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.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Review of applications will commence on January 15, 2018 and continue until March 1, 2018, or until the post is filled, whichever is the earlier. 

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  

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