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Research Assistant Professor [Several Openings] (Ref: 2200305 / 2200303 / 2200306)

The Education University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Mar 31, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Humanities, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 learning and teaching through a diverse offering of academic and research programmes up to doctoral level in teacher education and complementary disciplines, such as the social sciences and humanities.  The University aspires to further enhance its role as a leading university in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, with a focus on educational research, development and innovation, and recognized for its excellence in nurturing outstanding and caring professionals as well as 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 centers 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, the University is seeking enthusiastic and highly dedicated junior academics to fill the following new position.  If you are excited by the prospect of contributing your expertise to the development of a leading university at the heart of Asia Pacific region and beyond, we would like to hear from you. 


Research Assistant Professor [Several Openings] (Ref: 2200305 / 2200303 / 2200306) 


We are looking for potential candidates to engage in the following strategic research themes: 


Faculty of Education and Human Development ( 

  • Parent and community engagement in education 
  • Capacity building for the education workforce 
  • Equity, ethics and inclusion 
  • Child / youth Mental Health and Wellbeing 


Faculty of Humanities ( 

  • Digital Humanities in Language and Cultural Studies 
  • Creativity and Care Cultures 
  • Affect in Language Pedagogy 


Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences ( 

  • AI and Educational Technology 
  • Sustainability 
  • Culture, Arts and Sports 


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 the development of the research capacity of the University, including the strengthening of scholarship in the relevant strategic research theme(s).  Responsibilities mainly include : (i) conduct research and produce publications / research output; (ii) initiate research projects, secure external research grants (e.g., ECS/GRF), and engage actively in research-related activities; (iii) help in strengthening the local, national and international / external academic and professional organisations; (iv) undertake some teaching duties at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels and/or supervision of students; and (v) participate in and be an active member of the University’s community at Departmental / Faculty levels. 

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in a related discipline preferably with some post-doctoral work, and proven capacity and potential in research. 

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 through the following on or before 22 April 2022


Faculty of Education and Human Development Online Application 

Faculty of Humanities Online Application 

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Online Application  


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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