Job Vacancies

Part Time Research Assistant I/II

(Ref.: 526979)

Requirements

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Social Sciences, Education or a related discipline. They should have an excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese (Cantonese), good communication, IT and organization skills, and experience in conducting qualitative and/or quantitative research. A higher degree in Science, Technology, Mathematics, Engineering or Education is a definite advantage. Preference will be given to those with good research skills (e.g. conducting interview and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data e.g. using SPSS), and experience in organizing STEAM activities.

Duties

The appointee may assist the project team to conduct school visits, literature review, surveys, interviews, data collection and analysis; organize project events and perform other duties as assigned.

Employment Period

To commence as soon as possible until 31 August 2025.

Application Method

The University only accepts online applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until October 31, 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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Closing Date

October 31, 2024

IT Officer (holding the functional title of Learning Designer)

(Ref.: 526966)

Requirements

Applicants should possess a Master’s degree in Learning Design / Education Technology or related fields with at least 2 years of work experience in instructional/ learning design in an educational institution or in the educational technology industry with demonstrated expertise in the integration of diverse e-learning systems/ tools/ resources, student-centered e-learning, e-assessment, and feedback design. Applicants should have knowledge in the use of Learning Management Systems (e.g. Moodle) to support blended and fully online learning. Experience in the use of learning analytics to support learner feedback and intervention is desirable.

Duties

The appointee will be responsible for enhancing the user interface of the CITE developed learning design tool, Learning Design Studio (LDS) and designing the functionalities and user interface for an extension to LDS to provide learning analytics add-ons to a learning management system (LMS) such as Moodle in order to provide pedagogically appropriate feedback and recommendations in the form of user-friendly visualizations to teachers and learners on the LMS. The Learning Designer will also be supporting teachers and students in schools and higher education institutions in using the learning design and learning analytics tools on the extended LDS for learning and teaching. He/She will need to conduct face-to-face/online training workshops and develop user guides for LDS users, including students, teachers, administrators, and other users, as well as contribute to the further design and development of LDS to meet the diverse needs of different user groups, and work collaboratively with other parties on system development.

Employment Period

To commence from September 1, 2024 on a one-year temporary term until August 31, 2025.

Application Method

The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until June, 30 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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Closing Date

June 30, 2024

Research Assistant I/II

(Ref.: 526967)

Requirements

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Social Sciences, Education or a related discipline. They should have an excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese (Cantonese), good communication and IT skills, and experience in conducting qualitative and/or quantitative research (e.g. analyzing interview and questionnaire data). A higher degree in Science, Technology, Mathematics, Engineering or Education is a definite advantage. Familiarity with the local education context and curriculum design is highly desirable. Preference will be given to those with good research skills (e.g. conducting interview and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data using SPSS), and experience in STEAM education, project management or event planning and organization (e.g. workshop and conference).

Duties

The appointee will support the implementation of the project “Intelligent DEsign-Aware Learning analytics empowered 21C L&T System”. He/She will assist the project team to conduct school visits, literature review, surveys, interviews, data management, data collection and analysis; organize project events; draft project reports; develop project deliverables, handle daily project administration; and perform other duties as assigned.

Employment Period

To commence from September 1, 2024 to August 31, 2025.

Employment Period

The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until June 30, 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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Closing Date

June 30, 2024

Post-doctoral Fellow / Senior Research Assistant

(Ref.: 526965)

Requirements

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree or a Master’s degree in Education, Social Sciences or a related discipline, and experience in analyzing survey and/or assessment data. Familiarity with the literature on learning design, learning analytics, curriculum / pedagogical innovation or digital literacy is a clear advantage. Preference will be given to those with experience in managing and analyzing quantitative research data using advanced statistical methods, such as multiple linear regression, mediation analysis, multilevel modeling, and/or latent variable models. Good organizational skills and the ability to work on a tight schedule are essential to succeed in this role. They should also have a high level of English writing proficiency and be able to write up research findings for both academic and general audiences, and be self-motivated, responsible and able to work independently and within a team. Applicants with a PhD degree may be considered for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow. Those with substantial project management experience or research experience in relevant areas may be considered for appointment as Senior Research Assistant.

Duties

The appointee will work closely with the Principal Investigator and the project team, to conduct research in a predominantly independent manner, and pursue investigations on specific areas. He/She will be responsible for
1. research and instrument design;
2. data collection, management, analysis and interpretation;
3. preparation for publications in peer reviewed journals and books;
4. working collaboratively with the project team to liaise with schools, professional bodies and other relevant stakeholders to ensure that the project can be implemented smoothly;
5. providing assistance in administrative and promotional work of the project and;
6. to perform other duties as assigned.

Employment Period

To commence from September 1, 2024 to August 31, 2025.

Application Method

The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until June 30, 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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Closing Date

June 30, 2024

Senior Research Assistant (holding the functional title of School Development Officer)

(Ref.: 526964)

Requirements

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above in English, Science, Mathematics, Information Technology, Engineering, Education or a related discipline, and a recognized teaching qualification. They should have at least 3 years of relevant teaching experience, good communication skills, and an excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese (Cantonese).

Duties

The appointee will work on a project on the development of an e-learning system that integrates learning design and learning analytics functions to a Moodle-based learning management system. He/She is expected to provide school-based professional support to teachers of local schools, and work closely with the project team to manage and coordinate different aspects of the project as outlined below: -
1. to coordinate and liaise with different parties on the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of various project activities;
2. to work collaboratively with project team members to support participating teachers of the project to design, implement and evaluate school-based curriculum using an integrated Intelligent DEsign-Aware Learning analytics system (including the learning design studio for teachers as a design tool, iLAP platform for students and learning analytics for providing feedback to teachers, students and parents) at primary and secondary levels;
3. to work collaboratively with participating teachers in designing school-based curriculum;
4. to organize project activities that foster the development of schools’ multi-level leadership capacity for transformative e-learning innovations;
5. to draft project reports, develop project deliverables, design related qualitative and quantitative research, conduct data collection and analysis; and
6. to perform other duties as assigned.

Employment Period

To commence as soon as possible until 31 August 2025.

Application Method

The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until June 30, 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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Closing Date

June 30, 2024

Senior Research Assistant / Research Assistant I / II

(Ref.: 526956)

Requirements

Applicants should possess a Bachelor or above in Education, Social Science, Computer Science or a related discipline with at least 2 years’ research experience. Those with strong research interest in Computer Science education and/or youth psychosocial development are preferred. They should have experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research, proficiency in spoken and written English and Chinese (including Cantonese), and excellent communication skills. Familiarity with the local education environment and curriculum design is highly desirable. Preference will be given to those who have experience in school teaching as a registered teacher in Hong Kong. Those with other higher degrees and substantial research experience in relevant areas may be considered for appointment as Senior Research Assistant.

Duties

The appointee will assist the project team to conduct literature review, surveys, interviews, data management, paper-based and online data collection and analysis; organize project seminars; write up project reports and research papers, and handle day-to-day project administration, and perform other duties as assigned.

Employment Period

To commence from September 1, 2024 to August 31, 2025.

Application Method

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers website (http://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until June 30, 2024 or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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Closing Date

June 30, 2024

Senior Research Assistant (holding the functional title of Project Manager)

(Ref.: 526415)

Requirements

Applicants should possess a Master’s degree or above in Education, Social Science, Computer Science or other relevant fields with substantial years of experience in working with school/community-related projects. They should have good interpersonal and communication skills to be capable of communicating with schools and other stakeholders to coordinate the implementation of the project. A person who holds Hong Kong teacher qualification (e.g. a local Teacher's Certificate or Post-graduate Diploma/Certificate in Education) and has experience in learning design and curriculum development is a definite advantage. They should have proficiency in spoken Chinese (preferably in Cantonese) and English, and written English and Chinese, excellent communication skills, good IT skills, and experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research. Familiarity with the local education environment and curriculum design is highly desirable. Preference will be given to those who have familiarities with the local education system and experiences in Computer Science education (e.g. computational thinking, coding, programming, artificial intelligence (AI), and others), project coordination, and event organization such as seminars and conferences. Fluency in Cantonese would be a definite advantage.

Duties

The appointee holding the functional title of Project Manager (Administration) will oversee the progress of participating schools and ensure students are effectively engaged in the project. As the primary point of contact for assigned schools, the Project Manager will be responsible for managing various aspects of the project, such as school recruitment, pre-participation interviews, student admissions, module enrollment, learning log collection, progress reporting, and coordination with evaluations. Additionally, he/she may be assigned other tasks as needed.

The appointee holding the functional title of Learning Designer/Curriculum Developer will be responsible for designing, developing, and delivering engaging and effective learning experiences that align with program goals and objectives in this project. He/she will work collaboratively with subject matter experts, instructional designers, and other stakeholders to create high-quality learning content on various learning technologies (e.g. AI, programming, coding, robotics, digital literacy, cybersecurity, digital media, virtual reality & etc.) that meets the needs of our learners. He/she should have a sound knowledge in designing lesson plans and learning outcomes, and be able to demonstrate with good teaching skills. Experience in school teaching and course developments, especially ICT related subjects, is an advantage. Applicants with substantial experience in school curriculum development can be considered as Curriculum Developer.

Employment Period

To commence asap on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Application Method

The University only accepts online application for the above posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until June 30, 2024, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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Closing Date

June 30, 2024

Post-doctoral Fellow / Senior Research Assistant in Educational Measurement and Psychometrics

(Ref.: 526306)

Requirements

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in Social Science, Education Measurement, Psychology, or a related discipline. They should have at least 1 year of relevant working experience, good communication skills, and an excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese (knowledge of spoken Cantonese would be an advantage). A strong background on quantitative research methods and statistical modeling as well as the design and validation of performance assessment and psychometric instruments is mandatory. Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge of analyzing quantitative research data using advanced statistical tools (e.g., MPlus, R). Applicants should have strong leadership, organizational and problem-solving skills, good interpersonal and communication skills, and be self-motivated. Familiarity with the literature and/or experience related to digital divide, learning and assessment of digital competence/AI literacy in diverse contexts beyond formal school settings would be a strong advantage. The ability to work on a tight schedule to meet project deadlines is essential to succeed in this role. Appointees should have a strong sense of responsibility and able to work independently and in a team with different stakeholders. Applicants with a PhD degree may be considered for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow. Those with other higher degrees and substantial research experience in relevant areas may be considered for appointment as Senior Research Assistant.

Duties

The appointee will work on a research project that evaluates the design and implementation efficacy and achievements of a set of Smart Teens projects designed to empower youth to address digital inequality. He / She will work closely with the PI and the project team to:

1. Contribute to all aspects of research design, instrument development and validation, scale development, data cleaning, analysis and report writing.
2. Support the PI in the coordination and monitoring of the instrument development and validation process, including seeking advice from the PI & co-Is to ensure the research design and implementation maintains a high quality.
3. Conduct pilot studies and testing.
4. Work closely with the project manager in the development of training materials for data collection and the drafting of the reports to disseminate evaluation findings to the participants in the Smart Teens projects. Provide training and guidance to part-time research staff members regarding tasks at different stages of the project development.

Employment Period

To commence as soon as possible until 31 December 2025, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Salary Range

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Application Method

The University only accepts online applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until July 31, 2024, or until the posts is filled, whichever is earlier.

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Closing Date

July 31, 2024

Post-doctoral Fellow / Senior Research Assistant in Learning Design and Learning Analytics

(Ref.: 526290)

Requirements

Applicants should possess a doctoral or master’s degree in Education, the Learning Sciences or a related discipline, with a strong background in technology-enhanced learning, learning design and/or learning analytics for teacher learning and pedagogical innovation. Deep knowledge of theories, practices and technological tools related to learning design and learning analytics is crucial. Familiarity with curriculum/pedagogical innovation, leadership for technology-enhanced learning, and/or digital literacy would be a clear advantage. Preference will be given to those with expertise in advanced statistical methods, such as multiple linear regression, mediation analysis, multilevel modeling, and/or latent variable models. Or those with experience in managing and analyzing large datasets, and the use of generative AI tools for research purposes. The appointee should also have a high level of writing proficiency for academic purposes and for a general audience in both English and Chinese. Good organizational skills, the ability to work independently and interdependently within a team on a tight schedule are essential to succeed in this role. Applicants with a PhD degree may be considered for appointment as a Post-doctoral Fellow. Those with other higher degrees and substantial research experience in relevant areas may be considered for appointment as a Senior Research Assistant.

Duties

The appointee will work closely with the Principal Investigator and the project team, to conduct research in a project on “Establishing an operationalizable teacher-facing model of Design Aware Learning Analytics”. He/She will take a key role in all stages of the research, including but not limited to (a) research and instrument design; (b) data collection, management, analysis and interpretation; (c) preparation for publications in peer reviewed journals and books; (d) working collaboratively with other project team to liaise with schools, professional bodies and other relevant stakeholders; and (e) providing assistance in administrative and dissemination work.

Employment Period

To commence as soon as possible to 31 August 2025.

Salary Range

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Application Method

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until July 31, 2024, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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Closing Date

July 31, 2024
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