Instructor in Social Work (Ref. 220802011)

Job level Middle
Work exp Minimum 5 Years
Education Master Degree
Language Chinese - Cantonese, Chinese - Mandarin, English
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Tutor / Teaching Assistant
Government / Social Services > Community Services / Non-profit Organisations
Government / Social Services > Counselling / Social Work
Published On 03/08/2022

Instructor in Social Work (Ref. 220802011)
As one of the largest social sciences departments in the Asian Pacific region, the Department of Applied Social Sciences offers research degrees at MPhil and PhD levels as well as taught programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in various disciplines.  
The Department is home to many thriving research and practice units: Centre for Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship, Child Development Centre, China and Global Development Network, and Professional Practice and Assessment Centre.  It is also strongly connected with the Institute of Active Ageing of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and other health related disciplines.  They provide platforms for collaborative research, practice projects, and policy discussions with government departments and NGOs.  Focused areas of research in the Department include but not limited to: (a) family, child, youth and ageing studies; (b) psychology, mental health, and health; (c) social work and human service management; (d) social policy, social welfare, and community development; and (e) social theory, and the Chinese mainland and global social development.
Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.

The appointee will be required to:

(a) teach subjects relating to Social Work or related disciplines;
(b) coordinate and supervise student seminars, tutorials, projects, practicum and fieldwork at   undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
(c) assist in programme/course planning, administration and development; 
(d) engage in teaching, learning and scholarly activities;
(e) carry out academic and administrative duties as required; and
(f) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his delegates.

Applicants should:

(a) have a master’s degree in Social Work or related disciplines, with at least one year of post-qualification tertiary teaching experience in the relevant disciplines, preferably with expertise in social work practice and counselling;
(b) possess qualifications registrable with the Social Workers Registration Board in Hong Kong;
(c) have at least five years of post-qualification social work practice experience;
(d) be open to the use of e-learning and blended learning strategies in teaching and scholarship; and
(e) have a good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese, with fluency in Putonghua being an advantage.

Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.

Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website  Consideration of applications will commence on 13 August 2022 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at
PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.