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Research Assistant Professor (RAP)/Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF)

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 498708
Work type: Full-time
Department: Sau Po Centre on Ageing (30302)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (RAP)/Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) in the Sau Po Centre on Ageing within the Faculty of Social Sciences (Ref.: 498708) (to commence as soon as possible and no later than November 2, 2019, on a two-year temporary basis for PDF; or on a two-year fixed-term for RAP, with the possibility of renewal)

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Social Sciences, Sociology, Psychology, Statistics or a related discipline. They should demonstrate strong competency in qualitative and quantitative data analysis and have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese.  Those with post-doctoral research experience in gerontology with an excellent publication track record are preferred.

The Centre is conducting a study of building Hong Kong into an age-friendly city. The study includes professional support to the districts in promotion of age-friendly city; sustaining the membership of World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities; ambassador engagement; and territory-wide program supports on elderly employment. The appointee will assist the Principal Investigator to plan, coordinate, and implement district engagement activities; evaluate territory-wide programmes; oversee data collection and data analysis; prepare reports; supervise research assistants; and perform any other relevant tasks as assigned. There will be ample opportunities to work with research professionals, elderly ambassadors, as well as stakeholders in the local community.

A PDF is expected to devote full-time to research. While the focus of a RAP should be on research, some teaching duties in postgraduate or undergraduate programmes may be assigned.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The RAP appointment on fixed-term will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a covering letter stating their research background, and contact information of three referees. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until December 15, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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