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Assistant Professor

The Education University of Hong Kong - Department of Health and Physical Education

Location: Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th August 2019
Closes: 22nd August 2019
Job Ref: HPE/0819

The Department aspires to be a leader in sports science and management locally, regionally, and ultimately internationally with a focus on educational research, development, and innovation.  The department contributes to nurture outstanding and caring Sports Science educator and professionals to have a sustained impact on social progress and human betterment in Hong Kong and beyond.  The Department is looking for academic staff who wish to join a group of committed colleagues whose focus is on the academic study of sports science and management or related disciplines.

The appointee will participate in activities related to teaching, research, knowledge transfer and community service.  They is required to be actively involved in research that leads to successful grant proposals and publications in recognized refereed journals. They will also develop, evaluate and teach in programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; provide guidance to students in the capacity of academic adviser; supervise students on teaching practice and contribute to departmental and faculty activities and management.

Applicants should have a Doctoral Degree in Sports Science or relevant disciplines. They should be an active researcher with a growing publications record, and be able to continue conducting research that attracts competitive external funding and leads to publication in leading international journals; have post-qualification teaching experience in tertiary education sector and commitment to high quality teaching.   Bilingual competency in English and Chinese will be advantageous.  Preference will be given to candidates who possess a relevant professional teaching certificate, e.g. PGDE or qualification of Qualified Teacher Status recognized by the Education Bureau of Hong Kong or other qualification of equivalence.  Those who are able to contribute to teach major sports skills will have an advantage.

For information on the Department, please visit this website:

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 23 August 2019, 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.

For more information about the University, please visit

EdUHK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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