Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Public Policy on Mental Wellness University of Hong Kong, Department of Social Work and Social Administration Hong Kong

Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Public Policy on Mental Wellness


Department : Faculty of Social Sciences


Closing Date : August 1, 2018

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Public Policy 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 possess 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. Mental health interventions and policy formulation are complex undertakings. Interdisciplinary engagement and international collaboration are therefore vital for the success of this position. The appointee will contribute to research and teaching on mental wellness and policy in both Faculties. For more information about the position, please contact Professor Samson Tse at samsont@hku.hk. Information about the Faculty of Social Sciences can be obtained at http://www.socsc.hku.hk/.

 

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 201701628) need not re-apply.

 

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to 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 basic salary. 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 August 1, 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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