Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (2 posts)

October 21, 2022

Job Description

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (2 posts) in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration (Ref.: 516859), to commence on August 1, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. 

The Department of Social Work and Social Administration has five research clusters carrying out cutting-edge research in Evidence-based Clinical Social Work Practice, Mental Health, Population Studies, Ageing, and Arts Therapy. All these are geared towards the promotion of wellbeing for all. We have a competent team of professoriate staff, teachers, and researchers working on a wide range of social work issues for different target groups. More information about the Department can be obtained at https://www.socialwork.hku.hk/

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in social work or a related field.  They should have a shared vision for promoting individual and family well-being, proven research and publication records, and experiences of collaborations with practitioners. Particularly, rich quantitative and/or qualitative research experiences and publication records in clinical and family social work are preferred. Knowledge of the local context with more than five years of experience as a registered social worker would be an advantage. 

The appointees are expected to be research active and participate in collaborative and interprofessional efforts with colleagues at the University or worldwide. Teaching courses, supervising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and contributing to the administration of academic programmes are the other core responsibilities. 

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of the basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online applications for the above posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date CV, a research statement and a teaching statement, and state the contact information of three referees on the online application form. At least one of the referees should comment on your research/teaching ability and your contribution to research/teaching in your Department, while the remaining two should have knowledge of your recent academic or employment experience. Enquiries about the posts can be sent to the Head of Department (chowamy@hku.hk).  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until November 15, 2022, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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