THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Post-doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Education

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
25 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2018
Ref
201801677
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

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.

Department : Faculty of Education

Closing Date : November 30, 2018

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Education, to commence on January 1, 2019 for one year.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Educational Measurement, Psychometrics, Quantitative Psychology, Statistics, or a related field. They should have a deep familiarity with item response theory, particularly cognitive diagnosis modeling, and a strong statistical and computing background. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required. The appointee will be expected to work under the supervision of Professor Jimmy de la Torre. He/She will be a key researcher associated with the GRF project “Methodological Developments to Enhance Diagnostic Modeling and Scoring of Multicategory Skills”. This project aims to develop methods for empirically validating expert-defined item and skill category associations, more general psychometric models that can accommodate multicategory skills, and computer programs that can implement the proposed models and methods.

Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor J. de la Torre (e-mail: j.delatorre@hku.hk).

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. to the Faculty at edufin@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk.  Review of applications will start on November 1, 2018 and continue until November 30, 2018.

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

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