Associate Professor/Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
The Education University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

The Education University of Hong Kong is a publicly funded university offering a diverse range of academic programmes at doctoral, master, bachelor and postgraduate diploma levels as well as other professional development programmes to over 11,000 students, serving teachers and professionals studying in education and related humanities, social sciences, and arts and culture disciplines.  The University 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 altogether 16 Departments, with about 470 academic/teaching staff.  It now features four University-level research centres and thirteen Faculty-level research and development centres covering various areas of expertise in Education, Humanities, Social Sciences and Liberal Arts.


The University aspires to become a leading university in the Asia Pacific region, focusing on Education and complementary disciplines, and recognised for its excellence in nurturing competent and caring professionals and the impact of scholarship.  If you are excited by the prospect of contributing your expertise to the development of a leading multidisciplinary university at the heart of East Asia, we would like to hear from you.


For further details about the University, please visit its website at


The University invites applications for the following post:


Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Ref: AssoProf/AsstProf/ECE/0417)

Department of Early Childhood Education 

Faculty of Education and Human Development

The Department of Early Childhood Education, one of the academic departments established under the Faculty of Education and Human Development, aspires to be a leading regional centre for the study of Early Childhood Education and Family Science working collaboratively with schools and service organizations locally and internationally.  We work extensively with educators, middle school leaders, professionals, policy makers, and scholars from around the world on and actively take part in various school development projects, knowledge transfer and academic exchange activities.  We are committed to delivering and promoting quality practices in all our endeavours.  

  The Department now seeks post of Associate Professor and Assistant Professor with a relevant doctoral degree.  Applicants should   have strong track record in research and teaching and in one /several areas set out below : 


Early Childhood Education including Art, Music and Physical Education, Language and Literacy, Educational Leadership and Administration, Special Education, Educational Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction, and Family Process.


The successful candidate(s) will contribute to the growth and development of the Department that plays a central role in all areas of early childhood education; perform teaching and education-related activities/duties; assist in designing, implementing, evaluating and            co-ordinating course/programmes/curriculum; supervise students in teaching practice and project work; conduct research or other scholarly activities; and work with schools and education policy-makers in improving schooling for all learners.


Applicants should have a Doctoral Degree in a relevant area, a relevant record of research and teaching, evidence of plans for future development and the capacity to work with schools and education professionals.  Bilingual competency in English and Chinese and an appreciation of the challenges of working in a multicultural context will be advantageous.


For information on the Department of Early Childhood Education, please visit:


For enquiries, please contact Professor Kevin Chung, Head of Department of Early Childhood Education at



Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.  Fringe benefits include contract-end gratuity, leave, medical and dental benefits, and where applicable, housing benefits.


Application Formsare obtainable from (a); or (b) the Human Resources Office, 3/F, Cho Kwai Chee Foundation Building, The Education University of Hong Kong, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong.  The completed Application Form, together with full CV, should be sent to the Human Resources Office by email to or by fax to (852) 2948 6005 or by post to the above address.  Review of applications will start from 28 April 2017, and will continue until the post is filled.  Please quote the reference number of the position in the application and mark “Strictly Confidential – Job Application” on the envelope.  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 positions advertised.  Since the incumbent may engage in work relating to students in schools, prospective employee(s) may be requested to undergo Sexual Conviction Record Check operated by the Hong Kong Police.



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