Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology

Job Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong
Salary: Highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Job Published: November 07, 2019 09:12

Job Description

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology (Ref.: 498897)

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology (Ref: 498897), to commence on July 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The Department of Psychology, established in 1968, is the first department of psychology in Hong Kong. The pioneer spirit continues to push the Department to strive for excellence and break new grounds. The Department is represented by 20 faculty members with expertise in different areas, including clinical psychology/neuropsychology, cognitive psychology/neuroscience, educational and developmental psychology, experimental psychopathology, as well as social/health psychology. In each area, faculty members apply scientific methods in laboratories or field settings. According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject in 2019, Psychology at HKU ranks the first in Asia. Further Information about the Department can be obtained at

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology or related fields, with a good record of research and teaching, or sound indicators of potential as a teacher in clinical psychology. Clinical experiences that can inform their teaching will be an asset. Preference will be given to those with relevant professional practice in local settings. The appointee is expected to maintain an active research programme, and be responsible for teaching courses and supervising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as contributing to the administration of academic programmes.

This position sits within the Faculty of Social Sciences.  The Faculty values diverse research methodologies.  We are particularly committed to upgrading our expertise in quantitative methods, and welcome applicants with relevant expertise.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site ( and upload an up-to-date C.V., a research statement and a teaching statement, and the contact information of three referees. At least one of the referees should be able to comment on your research/teaching ability and your contribution to research/teaching in your department, while the remaining two should have knowledge of your recent academic or employment experience. Enquiries about the post can be sent to the Chair of Selection Committee ( Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until January 15, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency