Associate Professor, Department of Special Education and Counselling (Ref: AssoProf/SEC/0121)

The Department is looking for academics excited by the prospect of contributing their expertise in areas of special/inclusive education and counselling. Applicants with expertise in following areas are welcome to apply: School Guidance and Counselling, AD/HD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties, Intellectual Disorder/Gifted Education, Learning Disorders, Neuroscience in Special Education.


Applicants should have a Doctoral degree in related areas and a strong track record of research and teaching, preferably with several years of working experiences in teaching or working experience with SEN in special schools or in NGOs. They should have evidence of plans for future development and the capacity to build up good working relationship with schools and helping professionals. Bilingual competency in English and Chinese and an appreciation of the challenges of working in a multicultural context will be advantageous.


The successful candidate will contribute to the growth and development of the Department that plays a central role in the promotion of special/inclusive education and guidance and counselling, such as intervention program, assessment and measurement, neuroscience in special education and connection with innovative technology; pursuing rigorous and cutting-edge research and development projects in relevant areas; and working with different stakeholders in helping and supporting children with diverse needs.

How to apply: 

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 [email protected] or by post to the above address. Review of applications will start from 9 February 2021, 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

Length of contract: 
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.