Head of Department of Physical Education

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Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong

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Role Managed by:

Joshua Herr

Research Associate

t: + (852)?3702 6497

f: +852 3180 9399

e: Joshua.Herr@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 20/09/2018

Faculty of Social Sciences


Department of Physical Education (PE)


The Department of Physical Education (PE) was established in 1992, and it plays an important role in educating the public in the areas of health and physical education in Hong Kong and the greater East Asia region.  The Department of Physical Education offers two undergraduate programmes; a taught Master’s degree (in physical education / sport and recreation/leisure management); and a research-based PhD degree in Health Studies as well as Physical Education and Sports Science.  It also contributes to the core university curriculum through the provision of General Education Physical Education courses.  The Department oversees all sports facilities on campus and manages over thirty university sports teams.  With a strong emphasis on scholarly research, quality education, and community service, in September 2018, the Department will be renamed the Department of Sport and Physical Education.


Professor / Head of Department (PR0002/18-19)


The newly appointed Head will provide inspired academic leadership for the Department.  Embracing Faculty values, he/she will support colleagues in contributing high impact research and high quality student experiences.  Qualified candidates will have a relevant PhD degree with substantial publication and grant records; recognised status as an international leader in the field; and a record of successful leadership at a senior level.  We are keen to attract applicants with research expertise in key fields, such as exercise sciences, sports and recreation management.


Terms of Appointment:


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University offers a competitive package which include gratuity/retirement benefits, annual leave, medical and dental coverage, and housing assistance and relocation allowance, as applicable.  Direct tenure may be offered to exceptionally strong candidates.


Application Procedures:


Applicants and nominees are invited to send in a cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae.  The University will seek to understand your research interests and teaching philosophy.  Relevant documents should be sent to the designated email account below, quoting a reference of “SPE”:




Review of applications/nominations will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position or to make an appointment by invitation; and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.  Enquiries about the position can be made to Dr Joshua Herr at the above email address.


More information about the University, the Faculty and the Department are available on the Web at http://www.hkbu.edu.hk, http://sosc.hkbu.edu.hk/ and http://pe.hkbu.edu.hk/eng/ respectively. Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.


Hong Kong Baptist University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer