Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor - Early Childhood Education and Family Science

The Education University of Hong Kong - Department of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education and Human Development

Founded in 1994 and attained its University title in 2016, the Education University of Hong Kong is a publicly funded university dedicated to the advancement of learning and teaching, through a diverse offering of academic and research programmes up to doctoral level on teacher education and complementary disciplines such as social sciences and humanities.

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Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Ref: AssoProf/AsstProf/ECE/1017)
Department of Early Childhood Education
Faculty of Education and Human Development

The Department of Early Childhood Education, aspires to be a leading regional centre for the study of Early Childhood Education and Family Science working collaboratively with schools and service organizations locally and internationally. 

The Department is now seeking academics with a relevant doctoral degree. Applicants should have strong track record in research and teaching and in one /several areas set out below : 

Early Childhood Education including Art, Music and Physical Education, Language and Literacy, Educational Leadership and Administration, Special Education, Educational Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction, and Family Process. 

The successful candidate will contribute to the growth and development of the Department that plays a central role in all areas of early childhood education; perform teaching and education-related activities/duties; assist in designing, implementing, evaluating and co-ordinating course/programmes/curriculum; supervise students in teaching practice and project work; conduct research or other scholarly activities; and work with schools and education policy-makers in improving schooling for all learners. 

Applicants should have a Doctoral Degree in a relevant area, a relevant record of research and teaching, evidence of plans for future development and the capacity to work with schools and education professionals. Bilingual competency in English and Chinese and an appreciation of the challenges of working in a multicultural context will be advantageous. 

For information on the Department of Early Childhood Education, please visit:

For enquiries, please contact Professor Kevin Chung, Head of Department of Early Childhood Education at

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract. Fringe benefits include contract-end gratuity, leave, medical and dental benefits, and where applicable, housing benefits. 

Application Forms are obtainable from (a); or (b) the Human Resources Office, 3/F, Cho Kwai Chee Foundation Building, The Education University of Hong Kong, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong. The completed Application Form, together with full CV, should be sent to the Human Resources Office by email to or by post to the above address. Review of applications will start from 27 October 2017, and will continue until the post is filled. Please quote the reference number of the position in the application and mark “Strictly Confidential – Job Application” on the envelope. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. For details of the Personal Information Collection Statement, please refer to

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Only those who are shortlisted will be contacted. The University reserves the right not to fill the position(s) advertised. Since the incumbent may engage in work relating to students in schools, prospective employee(s) may be requested to undergo Sexual Conviction Record Check operated by the Hong Kong Police. 

EdUHK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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