Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor in Special Education and Counselling The Education University of Hong Kong Hong Kong

Founded in 1994 and attained its University title in 2016, the Education University of Hong Kong is a publicly funded university dedicated to the advancement of learning and teaching, through a diverse offering of academic and research programmes up to doctoral level on teacher education and complementary disciplines such as social sciences and humanities.  The University aspires to further enhance its role as a leading university in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, with a focus on educational research, development and innovation, and recognized for its excellence in nurturing outstanding and caring professionals as well as the impact of scholarship.


The University has an academic/teaching staff strength of about 450 and total student headcount of about 11,000.  It 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 16 academic departments, as well as various University-level and Faculty-level research and professional development centres.  For more information about the University, please visit


We are looking for suitable candidate(s) to fill the following position(s).  If you are excited by the prospect of contributing your expertise to the development of a leading university at the heart of Asia Pacific region and beyond, we would like to hear from you.


Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor (Ref: AssoProf/AsstProf/SEC/1017)

Department of Special Education and Counselling

Faculty of Education and Human Development


The Department aspires to be a leading regional centre for the study of Special and Inclusive Education, Guidance and Counselling, Speech-Language Pathology, Learning Disabilities, and Gifted Education working collaboratively with schools and service organizations locally and internationally.  The Department also aims to be at the forefront of educational changes and offers a wide range of programmes and services for teachers of learners with special needs, and for practitioners and families.


The Department is now seeking academics excited by the prospect of contributing their expertise in areas of special education and inclusion.


The successful candidate will contribute to the growth and development of the Department that plays a central role in the promotion of inclusion in all areas of special education, such as intervention program, assessment and measurement, and use of information technology; pursuing research and development projects that contribute to a better understanding of schools and the contexts in which they operate; and working with schools and education policy-makers in improving schooling for all learners.


Applicants with expertise in following areas are welcome to apply:


Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties, AD/HD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Gifted Education, and Neuroscience in Special Education.   


Applicants should have a Doctoral degree in related areas with a track record of research, preferably with several years of working experiences in teaching or working experience with SEN in special schools or in NGOs.  They should have evidence of plans for future development and the capacity to build up good working relationship with schools and helping 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 Special Education and Counselling, please visit:


For enquiries, please contact Professor M.T. Hue, Head of the Department of Special Education and Counselling 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 should be sent to the Human Resources Office by email to or by post to the above address.  Review of applications will start from 27 October 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 position(s) 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.


EdUHK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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