Our vision is engaged social science that inspires success in students and builds a better society. Continuing our investment in new talent, we now seek post-doctoral research fellows to support the development of the Faculty Niche Research Area in "Smart Societies".

Post-doctoral Research Fellow (Populations) (PR0208/18-19)  

The appointee is expected to initiate new research in one or more indicative theme areas outlined below. Duties include: (a) assisting in the preparation of collaborative grant proposals; (b) liaising with appropriate stakeholders and researchers globally; and (c) supporting research-related administrative duties. Applicants should possess a relevant doctoral degree with some research experience in the following theme areas or any related disciplines.

Environmental and Urban Systems: Environmental Health, Climate Change, Pollution and Environmental Impacts, Planetary Urbanisation, Heritage, and Smart Cities.

Well-being: Physiological and Psychological Health, Active Ageing and Cognitive Stimulation, Youth Active and Healthy Lifestyle Development, AI and Big Data for Health Research and Promotion.

Populations: Cross-border Studies, Family Studies, Social Policy, Migration, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Community Development, and Digital Divide).

Learning and Praxis: Education Science, Cognitive Science, Applications of Information and Communications Technology to Learning and Professional Practices, Data Analytics Applications, and e-Governance.

Further details of the theme areas and the profile of departments are available at:

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of six months commencing January 2019. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk). Applicants not invited for interview 8 weeks after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 22 December 2018


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