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

Founded in 1994 and awarded the University title in 2016, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) 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 in teacher education and complementary disciplines, such as the 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/ECE/0618)

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 : 


Educational Leadership and Administration, Special Education, Educational Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction, and Family and Parenting Processes.


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 post to the above address.  Review of applications will start from 6 July 2018, 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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