Professor/Associate Professor in Educational Administration and Leadership

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
24 Oct 2023
30 Nov 2023
Social Sciences, Education
Fixed Term
Full Time

Ref.: 523524
Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Education (10000)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) 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 around 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 4,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.  Further information about the University can be found on the website

The Faculty of Education

HKU has been involved in teacher education since 1917, and the Faculty of Education was established in 1984.  The Faculty of Education is forward-looking and world leading, ranking fifth globally in Education (THE 2023).  It has assumed an important role in educational research and professional training as a major provider of teacher education programmes and has contributed significantly to education policy and development in Hong Kong with its strong expertise in policy analysis and curriculum development.  The Faculty was also the first in Hong Kong to offer degree programmes that train speech therapists and audiologists for the local community.  More information about the Faculty can be found at

The Position

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor in Educational Administration and Leadership in the Faculty of Education (Ref.: 523524), to commence as soon as possible on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of the second three-year fixed-term contract.   Exceptionally outstanding candidates may be considered for appointment on tenure terms.

Applicants should possess (i) a Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree in Educational Administration and Leadership, or a closely related field; (ii) strong tertiary teaching experience in school leadership, management, policy and administration; (iii) a proven track record in research, scholarly publications and competitive external funding; and (iv) outstanding academic leadership capabilities.  Knowledge of the local and regional context and direct experience working with and training primary and/or secondary education practitioners and leaders would be advantages.  

The appointee will be expected to teach courses offered in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, supervise research postgraduate students, lead and contribute in collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives in research and knowledge exchange, mentor and nurture the next generation of scholars and researchers, and assume high-level service/administrative responsibilities.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment on fixed-term contract 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.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University‚Äôs careers site ( and upload a cover letter indicating the earliest availability date, an up-to-date C.V. with the contact information of three referees, one sample of a representative research output, a research plan of not more than 2 pages, and a teaching statement of not more than 2 pages.  Review of applications will start on November 19, 2023 and continue until November 30, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.