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

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 Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Please submit application form via email to; 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 Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at