Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education

Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU), formerly The Open University of Hong Kong, is a modern, vibrant and dynamic university. We use innovative teaching and education technology to offer world-class education. The University also pursues strategic research in response to the needs of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), the rest of the country, and the world.

To spearhead the development of higher education in the GBA, HKMU has been working closely with the Zhaoqing Municipal Government and Zhaoqing University to establish the Hong Kong Metropolitan University (Zhaoqing) (MUZQ), pending the approval of the Ministry of Education.

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We are now inviting suitable candidates to join us in the School of Education and Languages for the following post(s): 

Assistant Professor (Early Childhood Education) 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The appointee shall mainly be responsible for the following:

  • planning, developing, coordinating and delivering courses (including classroom teaching) in related disciplines at the undergraduate, taught and research postgraduate levels;
  • undertaking/engaging in programme administration/development (including community projects, student exchange programmes) and scholarly activities; and
  • participating in School/University activities and administration.


Candidates should possess the following qualifications, experience and competence:

  • an earned doctorate in Education or a related discipline with relevant teaching/professional experience in tertiary education (experience in programme and course administration is a definite advantage);
  • Registered/ Qualified kindergarten teacher recognized by Education Bureau, HKSAR;
  • relevant teaching qualification and experience in the Hong Kong education system;
  • a record of research and peer-reviewed publications, involvement in professional and community services & activities;
  • good network with local and some overseas early childhood education organizations will be an advantage; and
  • a good command of English and Chinese (preferably including Putonghua).

Terms and Conditions for Appointment

An attractive remuneration package, including basic salary, a composite cash/housing allowance, an end-of-contract gratuity, and a discretionary incentive payment, where applicable, will be offered to the right candidates.  Generous annual leave, staff-development sponsorships, medical and dental benefits, and life insurance coverage will also be provided.

To Apply

Candidates who are interested in joining us may submit their applications via the University’s eRecruitment System:

Closing date of application: 17 May 2022

(Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement posted in early Apr 2022 need not re-apply.)

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