Assistant Professor

The Education University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong (HK)
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posted Date
Dec 3, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Founded in 1994 and awarded the University title in 2016, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) is a publicly funded university, dedicated to the advancement of teacher education and related disciplines through a diverse offering of academic, professional and research programmes.  Approaching its 30th anniversary, the University aspires to become a leading university in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, with a focus on educational and multidisciplinary research, development and innovation. We are committed to nurturing outstanding and caring educators and professionals as well as enhancing the impact of scholarship. 


The University has an academic/teaching staff strength of about 450 and total student headcount of about 11,000.  It has a Graduate School and three Faculties, namely, Faculty of Education and Human Development, Faculty of Humanities, and Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, comprising 16 academic departments, as well as a number of University-level research centres and Faculty-level research and professional development centres.  For more information about the University, please visit

To continue pursuing excellence in the advancement of knowledge, scholarship and innovation through high quality research, we are seeking enthusiastic and highly dedicated academics to join the University in support of its strategic development in diverse areas. 


Assistant Professor (Ref: 2201279) 
Department of Special Education and Counselling 
Faculty of Education and Human Development  


The Department aspires to be a leading regional centre for the study of Special and Inclusive Education, Guidance and Counselling, Speech-Language Pathology, Learning Disabilities, and Neuroscience in Special Education working collaboratively with schools and service organizations locally and internationally.  The Department also aims to be at the forefront of educational changes and offers a wide range of programmes and services for teachers of learners with special needs, and for practitioners and families. 

The Department is now seeking academics excited by the prospect of contributing their expertise in the area of special/ inclusive education, or any other relevant areas. 

The successful candidate will contribute to the growth and development of the Department that plays a central role in the promotion of special/ inclusive education, such as intervention program, assessment and measurement, neuroscience in special education and connection with innovative technology; pursuing rigorous and cutting-edge research and development projects in relevant areas; and working with different stakeholders in helping and supporting children with diverse needs. 


Applicants with expertise in the following areas are welcome to apply: 


AD/HD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties, Intellectual Disorder/ Gifted Education, Learning Disorders, Neuroscience in Special Education 

Applicants should have a Doctoral degree in related areas and a track record of research and teaching, preferably with several years of working experiences in teaching or working experience with SEN in special schools or in NGOs.    They should have evidence of plans for future development and the capacity to build up good working relationship with schools and helping professionals.   Bilingual competency in English and Chinese and an appreciation of the challenges of working in a multicultural context will be advantageous. 


For information on the Faculty, please visit  

For information on the Department, please visit  

For enquiries, please contact Dr Phil Liu, Head of the Department of Special Education and Counselling at


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.  Fringe benefits include contract-end gratuity, leave, medical and dental benefits, and where applicable, housing benefits. 


The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for this post.  Applicants should complete the online application form and upload a full CV.  Review of applications will start from 21 December 2022, and will continue until the post is filled.  Applications which are incomplete or without the required documents may not be considered.  Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.  For details of the Personal Information Collection Statement, please refer to

All applications will be treated in strict confidence.  Only those who are shortlisted will be contacted.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position(s) advertised.  Since the incumbent’s work would involve contacts with persons aged under 18 and/or mentally incapacitated persons, prospective employee(s) will be required to undergo Sexual Conviction Record Check operated by the Hong Kong Police Force. 


Further information about the University is available at

EdUHK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. 


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