Research Assistant Professor in Sociology (Ref. 16110407)

Job level Middle
Education Doctorate or above
Location Kowloon
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Teacher - Higher Education
Education / Training > Teacher - Tertiary / Vocational
Education / Training > Tutor / Teaching Assistant
Published On 17/11/2016
DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES

Research Assistant Professor in Sociology (Ref. 16110407)

The appointee will be required to (a) teach subjects in the areas of Sociology and/or related disciplines at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) conduct research that leads to publications in refereed journals and the award of competitive research grants; (c) contribute to programme planning, management and curriculum development; (d) provide academic leadership in teaching and research-related activities, and other scholarly activities; and (e) carry out academic, teaching and administrative duties as required.

Applicants should have (a) a doctoral degree in Sociology or related disciplines; (b) relevant postdoctoral research experience (as supported by evidence of research projects and outputs) and relevant teaching experience; (c) a high level of subject knowledge of, skills and competence in the academic or professional discipline concerned; (d) solid experience and successful academic/professional record in teaching, and/or social services employment; (e) demonstrated record of establishing significantly externally funded research programmes; (f) a good record of research and scholarship; (g) strong network in Sociology or related social sciences fields; (h) an excellent command of both written and spoken English and Chinese including Putonghua; and (i) good interpersonal skills in working with different stakeholders such as community members, experts in the field, government officials and members of non-governmental organizations. Preference will be given to those with a demonstrated track record and expertise in Sociology or related disciplines.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. For appointment of Research Assistant Professor (with remuneration package same as that for an Assistant Professor) will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract for up to three years. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of Assistant Professor in the University, please visit the website at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/TC.htm. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Application
Please submit application form via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk; by fax at 2764 3374; in person to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon; or by mail to the above address. If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/pics.php.