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Assistant Professor (Ref: 2300248)

The Education University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong (HK)
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posted Date
Feb 27, 2023

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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: 2300248)
Department of Social Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


The Department of Social Sciences aims to be an international leader in social science research and education that empowers citizens with creative, critical, and transformational thinking skills, keen social and environmental awareness, and the confidence and empathy to serve actively to better local, national, and global societies and the natural environment. Its strengths lie in the disciplines of sociology, geography, political science, business studies, and social sciences education, with research interests in the broad areas of gender, family, citizenship, minorities, climate change,governance, business, finance, entrepreneurship, and education.

To further enhance its research and teaching strengths, the Department invites applications for full-time Assistant Professor with expertise in Sociology and Community Studies.

The appointee is expected to be an active researcher and able to collaborate with colleagues on research that leads to publications in leading international journals and successfully acquire external research funding. The appointee will participate in activities related to teaching, research, project supervision, curriculum and programme development, and programme and course management at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Applicants should have expertise in the sociological studies of urban development, and topics related to community identity, cohesion and resilience. Professional and research network conducive to our exchange and research on cities in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) area would also be useful.

Applicants should have a PhD in Sociology and Urban Studies or related fields and preferably post-qualification teaching experience in the higher education sector or other relevant professional qualifications.  Applicants should provide evidence of achievements in research and teaching, and a statement of teaching and research interests.

For information on the Department, please visit: 

For enquiries, please contact the Head of Department, Prof. Peter TY Cheung 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 10 March 2023, 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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