Postdoctoral Fellow in News Literacy

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Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
24 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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.

Work type: Full-time
Department: Journalism and Media Studies Centre (31000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in News Literacy in the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) (Ref.: 497163), to commence as soon as possible for one year.

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in the fields relevant to news and media education practice and research. They should have strong communication and interpersonal skills; some teaching experience; and an excellent command of written and spoken English. Preference will be given to those with experience in interdisciplinary approaches to media literacy in behavioural sciences (e.g. cognitive psychology, media anthropology), communications (e.g. audience studies, propaganda) and education (e.g. pedagogical and andragogical analysis).  Fluency in other Asian languages, especially those spoken in South East Asian countries, is an advantage.

The appointee will work on various news and media literacy initiatives led by JMSC in Asian countries, and undertake research on their efficacy and impact. The appointee will also engage in curriculum development, and provide assistance in building a network of scholars and other stakeholders in the region.

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 493973) need not re-apply.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., and state the contact information of three referees in the online application form.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until September 30, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.