Associate / Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Leadership
The Education University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

The Education University of 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/EPL/0319)
Department of Education Policy and Leadership
Faculty of Education and Human Development

The Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EPL) aims to be the first place that local and regional educators think of when it comes to scholarship and service in school leadership, education policy and professional learning. To that end, the department strives to conduct high quality research that has tangible impact in these core areas, prepare successful education professionals, and inform education policy discourse and knowledge exchange in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific.

EPL seeks to recruit new and mid-career scholars who aspire to work individually and in teams to conduct cutting edge research and engage in knowledge exchange activities in the fields of education policy, leadership, and teacher or school development. High achieving scholars with relevant research agendas will be considered for appointment. However, the following specialisms are prioritised as of strategic importance to the department:

1. School leadership and leader development;
2. Home, school and community engagement;
3. Critical policy analysis.

The successful appointee will collaborate with colleagues to develop and sustain innovative research and programmes at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Supervision of field work and of teaching practice may also be required.

Applicants should have a Doctoral Degree in a relevant area, preferably university teaching experience, and a willingness to initiate academic leadership in the Department. They should evidence clear research agendas, with strong publication records and the capacity to win competitive grants. Competency in English and Chinese and an understanding of the Hong Kong context, while not required, are desirable. For the post of Associate Professor, applicants must demonstrate a focused track-record of publishing in international, peer-reviewed journals, and winning competitive grants. They should show capacity for academic leadership in promoting teaching, research, and community services in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific Region. For the post of Assistant Professor, applications should demonstrate strong potential as researchers, including publication success, and commitment to high-quality teaching. Positions begin in August 2019, but the start date is open to negotiation.

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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 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 22 March 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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