Tenure-Track Associate Professor in Public Policy on Mental Wellness University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Social Sciences Hong Kong

Ref. : 201701628

Posting Title : Tenure-Track Associate Professor in Public Policy on Mental Wellness

Department : Faculty of Social Sciences

Closing Date : January 15, 2018


Applicants are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Associate Professor in Public Policy on Mental Wellness in the Faculty of Social Sciences (as tenure home) and the School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, to commence as soon as possible, 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.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Policy, Public Health or a related field, with a strong record of teaching and research excellence in social policy in civil society, mental health and wellbeing. Preference will be given to those with expertise in advanced understanding of the contribution of intra-personal factors (e.g., emotional/psychological regulation, coping with major life events), socio-cultural environment (e.g., income level, social support, stigma and discrimination), and societal dynamics (e.g., social divides, media portrayals) to mental wellness across the life span, regionally and globally from the U.K., Europe or North America. The appointee will be responsible for teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and is expected to play a leadership role in researching the multifaceted relationship between the society and mental health and how to translate the findings into public health practices and policy interventions to improve health outcomes at the population level. He/She will also contribute to research and teaching on mental wellness and policy in both Faculties. Mental health interventions and policy formulation are complex undertakings. Interdisciplinary engagement and international collaboration are therefore vital for the success of this position. For more information about the position, please contact Professor Samson Tse at samsont@hku.hk. Information of the Faculty of Social Sciences can be obtained at http://www.socsc.hku.hk/.


A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as annual leave and medical benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.


Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to the Faculty at fosshr@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes January 15, 2018.


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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