THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Teaching Assistant in Neuroscience

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
12 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2018
Ref
201801647
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Department : Faculty of Education

Closing Date : November 30, 2018

Full-time/Part-time Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Education (Ref.: 201801647) (to commence on December 1, 2018 or as soon as possible but no later than January 1, 2019, on a temporary full-time basis for six months or 50% part-time for one year, with the possibility of renewal)

The University of Hong Kong has established a Common Core Curriculum (CCC) for all undergraduates to begin in September 2012. The Common Core has four Areas of Inquiry: Scientific & Technological Literacy; Humanities; Global Issues; and China: Culture, State & Society that span the ten academic Faculties of HKU. The medium of instruction is English. Information about the Common Core Curriculum can be viewed at http://tl.hku.hk/common-core-curriculum.

The CCC course "CCST9058 The Learning Brain" covers the major neuroscientific basis of brain learning and cognition, explores and discusses how to formulate better learning strategies by understanding the factors determining efficiency, as well as assessing the merit of neuroscientific evidence and claims.

Applicants should possess a Master’s degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology, or other relevant studies and/or experience.  Those with teaching and/or research experience are highly preferable. He/She should also be able to speak fluent English.   

The appointee will assist in the teaching of the Common Core Curriculum Course CCST9058. Duties include conducting small-group tutorials, marking assignments/examination scripts, preparing teaching materials, supervising student work, and undertaking other related tasks as assigned. The appointee will work at the Laboratory of Neuroscience for Education in the Faculty of Education.

Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Guang Ouyang (e-mail: ouyangg@hku.hk). Information about the Faculty can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/education.

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

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter stating their relevant experience and training, and explaining how the applicants could meet the above requirements, to the Faculty at edufaca@hku.hk.  Application forms (345/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/jr-form.doc.  Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until November 30, 2018, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career. 

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.