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Chair Professor / Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor

The Education University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong (HK)
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posted Date
Dec 6, 2022

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. 


Chair Professor / Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor [several openings]  


We are looking for potential candidates in the following strategic areas under three Faculties: 


Faculty of Education and Human Development ( (Ref: 2201233) 

- Parent and community engagement in education 
- Capacity building, professional and vocational education and 21st century skills for the education workforce 
- Equity, ethics, special needs education and inclusion 
- Child / youth /elderly Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Education Neuroscience
- Legal and National Security education 
- Teacher ethics and conduct, life and values education 


Faculty of Humanities ( (Ref: 2201235) 

- Digital Humanities in Language Studies and Cultural Studies
- Chinese Classics and Chinese Cultural Education
- Creativity and Care in Language, Education and Culture
- Film, Media and Community Arts Studies 


Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences ( (Ref: 2201231) 

- AI and education
- Virtual learning and teaching and Educational Technology
- Big Data Analytics
- Computational Education and Social Science
- Sustainability
- Therapeutic studies (including art therapy, music therapy, play therapy)
- Culture and Arts
- Sports and Coaching 
- STEM/STEAM education and related studies 


Successful applicant(s) will join the team of the respective Faculty’s highly qualified scholars and affiliate to one of the cognate departments. The appointee will contribute to his/her affiliated department’s teaching, research, project supervision, knowledge transfer projects/activities, programme and curriculum development, and programme and course management at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Supervision of field work and of teaching practicum may also be required.  

Applicants should have a doctoral degree and prior degrees in fields relevant to one or more of these areas. They should be an active researcher with a growing publication record and able to continue conducting research that attracts competitive external funding and leads to publication in leading international journals. Applicants should have teaching experience and a commitment to excellence in teaching (Qualified Teacher Status is a plus). They should be fluent in English with, ideally, some knowledge of Cantonese and/or Mandarin Chinese and the educational context of Hong Kong and/or China. Candidates with international experience would also be highly valued.   

Applicants for Associate Professor should possess evidence of strong research output and publication in relevant field(s) and a strong research track record and impact. Applicants for Assistant Professor should possess evidence of scholarship, research, and publications in the relevant field(s). A knowledge of, or an area of focus on, higher education in Asia, China, or the Greater Bay Area would further be welcome.  

Professors/Chair Professors should possess a distinguished record of achievement evidenced by high quality publications, prestigious external research funding and doctoral completions. Their work should be recognized internationally evidenced by invitations to give keynote addresses, examine doctoral candidates externally and join editorial boards of well-regarded international journals in their field of study. They should be committed to making a significant service commitment through the development of less experienced colleagues via formal and informal leadership and mentoring. Impactful research that makes a significant contribution to policy and practice settings is also advantageous. 

Attractive and competitive remuneration will be offered to suitable candidates. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Initial appointment will normally 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, life insurance, and where appropriate, housing benefits. 

The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for this post.  Applicants should complete the online application form specifying the strategic area (s) in which he/she wishes to engage and upload a full CV.  Review of applications will start from 5 December 2022, and will continue until the posts are 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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