Assistant Professor of Asian and Policy Studies
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.

Assistant Professor (Ref: AsstProf/APS/1119)

Department of Asian and Policy Studies

The Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) is a research intensive Department that prides itself on policy driven research focused on Asia.  The Department’s faculty are engaged in research addressing education, health, ageing, housing, urban and social policy, governance and comparative political-economy.  The Department offers degree programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

To further enhance its research and teaching strengths the Department of Asian and Policy Studies invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor in Public Policy with a specialisation in one or more of the following areas: (i) strategic communications / public relations; (ii) public management; (iii) public organisation and leadership; (iv) public organisations and human resource management; (v) social protection and social policy.  Applicants should have a comparative, pan-Asian geographic focus.

The appointee will participate in activities related to teaching, research, project supervision, curriculum and programme development, together with programme and course management at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.  He/she is expected to be an active researcher, able to conduct research that leads to publications in leading international journals and successfully acquire external research funding.  Applicants should provide evidence of past and current research and teaching accomplishments and a statement of teaching and research interests.

Applicants should have a Doctoral Degree in a relevant discipline with a strong record of accomplishment in research or be able to demonstrate strong research potential for recent graduates.  Applicants should also have post-qualification teaching experience in the tertiary education sector. 

For information on the Department, please visit:

For enquiries, please contact the Head of Department, Professor Darryl Jarvis 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.  Contract renewal is subject to budget availability and staff performance.

Application Forms are 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 4 December 2019, 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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