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Department of Applied Social Sciences

Instructor in Leadership Education and Development

(Ref. 230309008)

As one of the largest social sciences departments in the Asian Pacific region, the Department of Applied Social Sciences offers research degrees at MPhil and PhD levels as well as taught programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in various disciplines.  

The Department is home to many thriving research and practice units: Centre for Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship, Child Development Centre, China and Global Development Network, and Professional Practice and Assessment Centre.  It is also strongly connected with the Institute of Active Ageing of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and other health related disciplines.  They provide platforms for collaborative research, practice projects, and policy discussions with government departments and NGOs. Focused areas of research in the Department include but not limited to: (a) family, child, youth and ageing studies; (b) psychology, mental health, and health; (c) social work and human service management; (d) social policy, social welfare, and community development; and (e) social theory, and the Chinese mainland and global social development.

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The appointee will be required to:

(a)    teach the subject “Tomorrow’s Leaders” and/or Service-Learning subjects; 

(b)    conduct tutorial/seminars; 

(c)    assist in updating the learning and teaching materials, and grading assignments/tests; 

(d)    contribute to other teaching/course-related activities and administrative duties; and

(e)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Unit or his delegates.


Applicants should have:

(a)    a higher degree in a relevant field; 

(b)    at least three years of post-qualification tertiary/senior secondary teaching experience and/or relevant professional, practical, research or industrial experience; 

(c)    experience in working with young people, particularly university students; 

(d)    a good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese, with fluency in Putonghua being an advantage;

(e)    excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and

(f)    good knowledge of personal computer applications and statistical data analysis.

Preference with be given to those with teaching experience and professional training in Education, Psychology or Social Work.

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.

Consideration of applications will commence on 16 March 2023 until the position is filled.

Posting date: 9 March 2023