Assistant Professor in Sociology
THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES
Assistant Professor in Sociology (several posts)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong. It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,400. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.5 billion.
As one of the largest social sciences departments in the Asian Pacific region, the Department of Applied Social Sciences offers research degrees at MPhil and PhD levels as well as taught programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in various disciplines. To further strengthen our academic team, we are recruiting faculty members at Assistant Professor level in the discipline of Sociology, particularly in China studies, development studies, industrial sociology, labour and migration, and globalization.
The Department is home to many thriving research and practice units: Centre for Children with Specific Learning Disabilities, Centre for Social Policy Studies, Centre for Third Sector Studies, Child Development Centre, China Research and Development Network, Network for Health and Social Welfare, and Professional Practice and Assessment Centre. It is also strongly connected with the Institute of Active Ageing of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and other health related disciplines. They provide platforms for collaborative research, practice projects, and policy discussions with government departments and NGOs. Focused areas of research in the Department include but not limited to: (a) family, child, youth and ageing studies; (b) psychology, mental health, and health; (c) social work and human service management; (d) social policy, social welfare, and community development; and (e) social theory, and the Chinese mainland and global social development.
Please visit the website at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/apss/ for more information about the Department. Applicants are invited to contact Professor Daniel W.L. Lai, Head of Department of Applied Social Sciences by email at email@example.com for further information about the posts.
The appointees will be required to:
(a) teach subjects in the discipline of Sociology and/or related disciplines;
(b) contribute to the development and enhancement of teaching and learning;
(c) participate in the planning, management and curriculum development of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes;
(d) develop e-learning modules and design of innovative pedagogy;
(e) secure external competitive research grants, conduct academic research, publish in good quality peer-reviewed journals, and provide academic leadership in teaching, research and other scholarly activities;
(f) carry out academic and administrative duties as required; and
(g) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his delegates.
(a) have a PhD/doctoral degree in a relevant discipline and a solid academic background in Sociology;
(b) have research and teaching expertise in the areas of class and education, labour and migration, gender studies, social development, China/Hong Kong studies and/or quantitative research method;
(c) have proven track records in teaching and research;
(d) have demonstrated record of establishing significant externally funded research programmes;
(e) have substantial experience in academic programme planning, management and curriculum development;
(f) have demonstrated academic management and leadership capabilities;
(g) be open to the use of e-learning and blended learning strategies in teaching and scholarship; and
(h) have local and international connections in research and professional capacities.
Remuneration and Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointments will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/TC.htm. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.
Please send a completed application form to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php. If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/pics.php.