Senior Lecturer in Education

University of Hong Kong Faculty of Education

Senior Lecturer (several posts)

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 503157
Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Education (10000)

Categories: Academic-related Staff
Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years.  The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres.  There are about 29,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,500 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.  Further information about the University can be found on the website https://www.hku.hk/.

The Faculty of Education

HKU has been involved in teacher education since 1917, and the Faculty of Education was established in 1984.  The Faculty of Education is forward-looking and world leading, ranking fifth globally in Education (THE 2021).  It has assumed an important role in educational research and professional training and has contributed significantly to education policy and development in Hong Kong.  It is a major teacher-education institution and has strong expertise in policy analysis and curriculum development.  It was the first institution in Hong Kong to train speech therapists and audiologists for the local community. More information about the Faculty can be found at https://web.edu.hku.hk/.

The Position

Applications are invited for appointment as Senior Lecturer (several posts) in the Faculty of Education (Ref.: 503157), to commence on September 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a Master’s degree or above in Education or in a relevant discipline, and at least 7 years’ teaching experience in school or tertiary institution and/or other relevant professional or academic experience. They should possess proven ability for sustained high-quality teaching and demonstrated capabilities in leading curriculum development and pedagogical innovation. Possession of a doctoral degree or teaching/professional qualification in the relevant field would be considered an advantage.

The appointees will be expected to undertake substantial teaching responsibilities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, take up formal leadership roles in curriculum development and pedagogical innovation (e.g. Curriculum Coordinator, Programme Director), and perform administrative duties. More information about the Faculty’s academic programmes and research areas is available on the Faculty’s website https://web.edu.hku.hk/.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V. with the contact information of three referees, a teaching statement of not more than 2 pages (with a link to a sample video clip to demonstrate the applicant’s teaching in not more than 20 minutes), and a leadership statement of not more than 2 pages summarizing the candidate’s achievements in leading curriculum development and pedagogical innovation and outlining the candidate’s future plans in leading curriculum development and pedagogical innovation for the Faculty.  Closes February 28, 2021.

Advertised:Jan 28, 2021 (HK Time)

Applications close:Feb 28, 2021 (HK Time)

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