Assistant Professor in Early Development

Hong Kong (HK)
30 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Early Childhood and Elementary Education Division

The Early Childhood and Elementary Education Division (ECEED), an academic arm of the School of Continuing Education, is the premier provider of early childhood and primary school teacher education in Hong Kong. It currently offers a range of academic programmes on a full-time or part-time basis to 2,000 students pursuing courses with qualifications awarded from certificate to postgraduate levels. Its training programmes on early childhood education are supported by the Hong Kong Baptist University Kindergarten which provides a training platform for the students of ECE programmes. Applications are now invited for the following position:

Assistant Professor in Early Development (PR251-2/15-16)

In addition to teaching and supervising students' research projects and teaching practice, the appointee is expected to perform the following duties to facilitate quality teaching and learning: a) conduct research; b) develop, implement and review assigned course curriculum; c) write up new curriculum initiatives; d) develop and review learning packages/materials; e) coordinate and develop part-time teaching staff; and f) provide guidance and counselling services to students.

Applicants should possess: a) a research-based doctoral degree in Early Childhood Development or related discipline; b) preferably a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Education; c) experience in teaching or curriculum development in higher education setting in areas such as Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Development; d) substantial proof of scholarly works and proven record of research publications; e) good interpersonal skills and readiness to work outside normal working hours; and f) high proficiency in both English and Chinese.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Those who have responded to the advertisement posted in February 2016 need not re-apply.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure: 

Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and fill in the application form which is obtainable (a) by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms; or (b) by fax at 3411-7799 (local line only); or (c) in person from the Human Resources Section, School of Continuing Education, HKBU, 2/F., Franki Centre, 320 Junction Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon. Completed application form should be sent to the same address. 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 and recent teaching evaluation results to the Human Resources Section, School of Continuing Education 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 http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

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. 

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