Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration University of Hong Kong, Department of Social Work and Social Administration Hong Kong

Ref. : 201701611


Posting Title : Research Assistant Professor


Department : Department of Social Work and Social Administration


Closing Date : January 31, 2018



Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, to commence as soon as possible on temporary term until September 30, 2019, or on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.


Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a related discipline, preferably with a strong clinical background in geriatric mental health. Those with relevant post-doctoral work experience and an excellent track record of teaching and publications are preferred. The appointee will contribute to the implementation of a project on elderly mental health in Hong Kong, which aims to pilot a collaborative stepped care and productive ageing model for preventing late-life depression in elderly. He/She will be responsible for taking a leading role in overseeing the project; supervising a team of education officers and research assistants; preparing reports and academic publications; liaising with NGOs and relevant stakeholders; and undertaking teaching/ training duties related to the project.


A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointment on fixed-term will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.


Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., a covering letter stating their research background and contract information of three referees to the Department at evamak@hku.hk. Please indicate clearly the reference number and the position they are applying for in the subject of the e-mail. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Review of applications will start from December 11, 2017 and continue until January 31, 2018 or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.


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