The Education University of Hong Kong is a publicly funded university offering a diverse range of academic programmes at doctoral, master, bachelor and postgraduate diploma levels as well as other professional development programmes to over 11,000 students, serving teachers and professionals studying...

The Education University of Hong Kong is a publicly funded university offering a diverse range of academic programmes at doctoral, master, bachelor and postgraduate diploma levels as well as other professional development programmes to over 11,000 students, serving teachers and professionals studying in education and related humanities, social sciences, and arts and culture disciplines. The University 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 altogether 16 Departments, with about 470 academic/teaching staff. It now features four University-level research centres and thirteen Faculty-level research and development centres covering various areas of expertise in Education, Humanities, Social Sciences and Liberal Arts.

The University aspires to become a leading university in the Asia Pacific region, focusing on Education and complementary disciplines, and recognised for its excellence in nurturing competent and caring professionals and the impact of scholarship. If you are excited by the prospect of contributing your expertise to the development of a leading multidisciplinary University at the heart of East Asia, we would like to hear from you.

For further details about the University, please visit its website at http://www.eduhk.hk.

Assistant Professor in Special Education and Inclusion

Job level Senior
Work exp Minimum 5 Years
Education Doctorate or above
Location Tai Po
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Teacher - Special Needs
Education / Training > Tutor / Teaching Assistant
Education / Training > Others
Published On 02/11/2016
ref. AsstProf (SEI)/SEC/1116

The Department aspires to be a leading regional centre for the study of Special and Inclusive Education, Guidance and Counselling, Speech-Language Pathology, Learning Disabilities, and Gifted Education working collaboratively with schools and service organizations locally and internationally.  The Department also aims to be at the forefront of educational changes and offers a wide range of programmes and services for teachers of learners with special needs, and for practitioners and families.
 
The  Department  is  now  seeking  academics  excited  by  the  prospect  of  contributing  their  expertise  in  areas  of  special  education and inclusion. The successful  candidate  will  contribute  to the growth and development of the Department that plays a central role in the promotion of inclusion in all areas of special education, such as intervention program, assessment and measurement, and use of information technology; pursuing research and development projects that contribute to a better understanding of schools and the contexts in which they operate; and working with schools and education policy-makers in improving schooling for all learners.
 
Applicants with expertise in following areas are welcome to apply:
 
Supporting Children and Adolescent with Special Educational Needs, Use of Information Technology for Special Education, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, AD/HD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Gifted Education.

Applicants should have a Doctoral Degree in related areas with a track record of research, preferably with more than five year teaching or working  experience  with  SEN  in  special  schools  or  in  NGOs.    They  should  have  evidence  of  plans  for  future  development  and  the capacity to build up good working relationship with schools and helping 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 Special Education and Counselling, please visit: http://www.eduhk.hk/sec/

For enquiries, please contact Professor M.T. Hue, Head of the Department of Special Education and Counselling at mthue@eduhk.hk.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental benefits, and where applicable, housing benefits.

Application Forms are obtainable from (a) http://www.eduhk.hk/hro/applyfor.htm; 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 hro1@eduhk.hk or by fax to (852) 2948 6005 or by post to the above address. Review of applications will start from 18 November 2016, and will continue until the posts are 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 http://www.eduhk.hk/jobsopp/index.php?glang=en.

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 positions 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.