Tenure-Track Professor/Associate/Assistant Professor in Learning Design and Implementation Sciences
The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.
Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Education (10000)
Categories: Professoriate Staff
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/.
Applications are invited for appointments as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Learning Design and Implementation Sciences (2 positions) in the Faculty of Education (Ref.: 503188), to commence on August 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. Exceptionally outstanding candidates at Professor/Associate Professor level may be considered for appointment on tenure terms subject to approval.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in education-related disciplines represented by the Faculty, along with expertise in the scholarship and practice of interdisciplinary curriculum design, implementation and assessment. Successful candidates should be specialists in learning design and design thinking with emphasis on pedagogical innovations. Such innovations can inform what is worth knowing and therefore teaching because they are responsive to 1) different kinds of learners and diverse ways of knowing; 2) multiple contexts (subject, environments or place, cultural, linguistic, policy); 3) learning pathways or progressions; and 4) international trends and challenges whether technological, practical, empirical, or conceptual. They should also be specialists in implementation sciences, an emerging field that attends to both the design of learning and the fidelity of implementation to design. This new area, building on the work in the field of curriculum study, implementation and evaluation, has been fueled by rising interest in evidence-based practice, new and inclusive models of accountability and assessment, and measuring impact.
The appointees will be expected to teach courses offered in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, supervise research postgraduate students, contribute actively to research and knowledge exchange, and assume service/administrative responsibilities as appropriate. Those appointed at the senior level will also be expected to lead collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives in research and knowledge exchange, mentor and nurture the next generation of scholars and researchers, and assume high-level service/administrative responsibilities.
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 indicating the earliest availability, an up-to-date C.V. with the contact information of three referees, one sample of a representative research output, a research plan of not more than 2 pages, and 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. Review of applications will start on February 22, 2021 and continue until the posts are filled.