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Associate Vice President (Research) (with substantive rank at Chair Professor/ Professor)

The Education University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong (HK)
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posted Date
Apr 3, 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 complementary disciplines through a diverse offering of academic, professional and research programmes. The University, celebrating the 30th anniversary in 2023, aspires to become a leading university in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, nurturing outstanding and caring professionals and the impact of scholarship.

The University has an academic/teaching staff strength of about 450 and a total student headcount of about 11,000. It has a Graduate School and three Faculties, namely, the Faculty of Education and Human Development, Faculty of Humanities, and Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, comprising 16 academic departments and 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.


Associate Vice President (Research)
(with substantive rank at Chair Professor/ Professor)
Office of the President


To promote the research excellence of EdUHK, an Associate Vice President (Research) (AVP(R)) position at Chair Professor or Professor rank is established to formulate strategies for nurturing a multidisciplinary research ambiance and activities. The appointee will join the team of the respective Faculty’s highly qualified scholars and affiliate with 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.

In collaboration with the Vice President (Research and Development), the appointee will develop and monitor research clusters formed by faculty members of EdUHK in collaboration with other renowned institutions to launch world-class research programs addressing society’s problems related to but not limited to basic education and life-long learning; language development and learning; information literacy and social network; environment, sustainability and governance; educational technology and learning; and life and career development across the life span. As AVP(R), a senior member of the University, they will mainly be tasked to:

  • Formulate, drive, and implement multidisciplinary research initiatives in alignment with the strategic areas of research development of the University;
  • Nurture close collaborative relationships among faculty members of different disciplines within and outside the University to develop high-quality, large-scale research proposals for bidding of external research grants;
  • Build research clusters across various disciplines of translational nature to strengthen knowledge transfer and commercialization of the research works;
  • Organize university-level research seminars and symposia;
  • Oversee the operation of the Human Ethics Review Committee;
  • Provide executive support and advice to major Committees and research activities of the University, e.g., the Committee on Research and Development, and regular research salons and seminars/symposia.

Applicants should have a Doctoral degree in education, science and technology, social science or other relevant areas with proven records of leading large-scale multidisciplinary research programs. The appointee should have a substantial and distinguished record of publication and research grant, joined editorial boards of well-regarded international journals and has gained an international standing in his/her field. The appointee should display a personal commitment to the mission of EdUHK and be committed to making service commitment through the development of less experience colleagues via formal and informal leadership and mentoring. The appointee should have strong leadership, a strong work ethic, personal integrity, excellent communication skills, strategic thinking, and planning skills. Knowledge of research policies and initiatives in Hong Kong SAR, Mainland China, and overseas is preferred. A strong network with Mainland China and institutions in the Greater Bay Area is an advantage.

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

Application and Nomination

The University is being represented in this search by Asianet Consultants.  Interested parties are invited to submit applications/nominations, together with a full curriculum vitae, to Mr. Peter Liu of Asianet Consultants by email at (Tel.: (852) 2530-0137).  Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement of the same position (Ref: 2300179) are under consideration and need not re-apply.

The University reserves the right not to fill the position or to fill the position by invitation.  Applications and nominations will be considered until the post is filled.  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

Since the incumbent may engage in work involving 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, if applicable.


EdUHK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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