Research 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. 


Research Assistant Professor (Ref: 2201280) 
Department of Special Education and Counselling 
Faculty of Education and Human Development  


Departments in the Faculty of Education and Human Development (FEHD) are seeking to appoint Research Assistant Professors whose expertise is aligned to one or more of the FEHD strategic research themes, with particular reference to: 


1) Capacity building for the education workforce 
2) Parent and community engagement in education 
3) Equity, ethics and inclusion 
4) Child/youth mental health and wellbeing 


The Department of Special Education and Counselling is aiming to recruit candidates with expertise of particular relevance to themes 3 and 4 above. The appointee will be expected to contribute to the profile of the Department, Faculty and University by advancing scholarship in either/both of these strategic research themes.  

Responsibilities include: (i) conducting research, independently and within collaborative teams at Department and Faculty level; (ii) initiating and leading research projects, including securing external research grants (e.g., ECS/GRF); (iii) disseminating research findings, including producing sole and co-authored publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals; (iv) contributing to local, national and international academic and professional organisations; (v) undertaking some teaching duties at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, and/or supervision of postgraduate students; and (vi) actively participating in the University community at Department and Faculty levels.  

Applicants should have completed a doctoral degree in a related discipline, have a publication track record commensurate with the level of appointment, and ideally will have held at least one external appointment at postdoctoral level (eg, postdoctoral fellow, assistant professor or similar). Applicants with experience working in interdisciplinary and/or international research contexts are particularly encouraged to apply. 


For information on the Faculty, please visit  

For information on the Department, please visit  

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.  Start-up research grant will be provided. Fringe benefits include contract-end gratuity, leave, medical and dental benefits, and life insurance.  


The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for this post.  Applicants should complete the online application form specifying the strategic research theme(s) in which he/she wishes to engage 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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