Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Social Work

Hong Kong (HK)
05 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time


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.


Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Social Work (Ref. 18060501)

The appointee will be required to

(a) teach subjects in the discipline of Social Work Theory and Practice;
(b) contribute to the development and enhancement of teaching and learning;
(c) participate and/or provide leadership in the planning, management and curriculum development of 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; and
(f) carry out academic and administrative duties.

Applicants should

(a) have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline and a solid academic background in Social Work;
(b) have proven track records in teaching and research;
(c) have excellent records in the successful bidding of external competitive research grants;
(d) have substantial experience in academic programme planning, management and curriculum development;
(e) be open to the use of e-learning and blended learning strategies in teaching and scholarship; and
(f) have excellent local and international connections in research and professional capacities. 

The job duty requirements and expectation will be in line with the appointed grade.

Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement need not re-apply.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor and Professor levels.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at  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 Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from  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 position is filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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