Assistant Professor in Behavioural Sciences

University of Hong Kong - School of Public Health

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned. 

Tenure-Track Non-Clinical Assistant Professor in Behavioural Sciences in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 201601254) 

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Non-Clinical Assistant Professor in Behavioural Sciences in the School of Public Health, to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second fixed-term contract. 

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or its equivalent in psychology, with specialty in health risk perception, cognition and change, and/or health risk-related behaviour. They are expected to have a track record of high-quality impactful research in the field of health risk perception as indicated by publication record and external grants, with a strong background in health or clinical psychology. The appointee is expected to contribute to the established strengths of the School in developing and advancing research programmes on health-related risk perception and behaviour.  He/She will also play a key role in leading the development of academic scholarship and teaching programmes of the School and in contributing to the enhancement and development of medical and health science courses in the Faculty. Information about the School can be obtained at Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref: 201600516) need not re-apply. 

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. 

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to

Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at  Further particulars can be obtained at December 31, 2016. 

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result. 

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency; and is committed to a Non-smoking Policy

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