Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Educational/School Psychology in the Department of Psychology (Ref.:500252), to commence on September 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.
The Department of Psychology was founded in 1968 and was the first department of psychology in Hong Kong. The pioneer spirit continues to push the Department to strive for excellence and break new grounds. The Department is represented by 20 faculty members with different areas of expertise, including clinical psychology/neuropsychology, cognitive psychology/neuroscience, educational and developmental psychology, experimental psychopathology, as well as social/health psychology. In each area, faculty members apply scientific methods in laboratories or field settings. According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject in 2019, Psychology at HKU ranks first in Asia. Further information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.psychology.hku.hk.
This position sits within the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Faculty values diverse research methodologies. We are particularly committed to upgrading our expertise in quantitative methods, and welcome applicants with relevant expertise.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Educational/School Psychology, and the qualification to practise as educational/school psychologist. To apply for Assistant Professor, candidates should have a good record of research. To apply for Associate Professor, candidates should have a strong research record with publications in leading academic journals. To apply for Professor, candidates should also demonstrate evidence of international standing in the field and a proven track record of impactful research, publications, external grants and leadership.
The appointee is expected to maintain an active research programme, and be responsible for teaching courses and supervising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as contributing to the administration of academic programmes.
Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 499756) for the post need not re-apply, their applications will be considered in conjunction as well.
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 appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.
The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a research statement and a teaching statement, and state the contact information of three referees on the online application form. At least one of the referees should be able to comment on your research/teaching ability and your contribution to research/teaching in your department, while the remaining two should have knowledge of your recent academic or employment experience. Enquiries about the post can be sent to the Chair of Selection Committee (email@example.com). Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until June 5, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.