Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR0251/22-23)

Hong Kong Baptist University

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Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR0251/22-23)

The appointee is expected to conduct cutting-edge academic research, contribute to academic programme development and assume high-level service and administrative responsibilities. We are looking for outstanding candidates in all areas of social work practice and research, who can complement or add to our existing strengths in social work theory and practice; mental health; application of innovative approaches in practice; smart society and wellbeing; and macro practice. Candidates who have expertise in one or more of the above areas are encouraged to apply to contribute to the advancement of the Department.

Applicants should possess a relevant doctoral degree, a proven track record of impactful research and tertiary teaching experience. They should also have substantial publication record in international refereed journals consistent with the candidate’s academic rank, evidence of potential for securing research funding, and demonstrate strong abilities in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate level and graduate research mentoring.

This is a tenure-track position with initial appointment on a fixed-term contract of two to three years commencing September 2023. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to performance. Tenured appointment is expected to be attained within six years. Outstanding candidates at Associate Professor or Professor rank may be considered for tenure on appointment. Distinguished candidates with strong academic credentials and outstanding academic leadership capabilities will be considered at the rank of Professor.

Rank and Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System ( and send in (i) a cover letter; (ii) a curriculum vitae; (iii) three representative publications; (iv) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (v) teaching-related materials (syllabi, and peer and student evaluations of teaching for last three years), if any. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Human Resources Office (Email: direct. Those who are not invited for interview 4 months after submission of application may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised. The appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Review of applications is ongoing until the positions are filled.


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