Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy (Ref. 220802012)

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Employment type Full Time
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Published On 03/08/2022

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy
(Ref. 220802012)
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 in the discipline of Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy and/or related subjects;
(b) contribute to the development and enhancement of teaching and learning; 
(c) lead and/or participate in the planning, management and curriculum development of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes;
(d) develop e-learning modules and design of innovative pedagogy;
(e) secure external competitive research grants, conduct academic research, publish in good quality peer-reviewed journals, and provide academic leadership in teaching, research and other scholarly activities;
(f) carry out academic and administrative duties as required; and
(g) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his delegates.
Applicant should:
(a) have a PhD/doctorate degree and a solid academic background in Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy, particularly with research and teaching expertise in the areas of sociology/anthropology of health, philosophy and religion, labour and migration, land and environment, social development, social media and new technology, China/Hong Kong studies, and qualitative/quantitative research method;
(b) have proven track records in teaching and research;
(c) have demonstrated record for establishing significant externally funded research programmes;
(d) have considerable experience in academic programme planning, management and curriculum development;
(e) demonstrate academic management and leadership capabilities for the post of Professor / Associate Professor and demonstrate potential for research excellence for the post of Assistant Professor;
(f) be open to the use of e-learning and blended learning strategies in teaching and scholarship; and
(g) have local and international connections in research and professional capacities.
Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor and Professor levels.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at
Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website  Consideration of applications will commence on 20 August 2022 until the position is filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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