Post-doctoral Fellow in Social Sciences Research Methods

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
04 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Ref.: 516827
Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Social Sciences (30000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Social Sciences Research Methods in the Faculty of Social Sciences (Ref.: 516827), to commence on November 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter for 22 months. 

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in the Social Sciences, Sociology, Education, Geography, Social Work, Psychology or related disciplines, with strong teaching, leadership, scientific communication (written and oral in English), organizational and team-building skills, interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work as an effective member of a team. They should also have excellent knowledge, use and teaching experience of introductory to intermediate statistical analysis using SPSS, Excel and R.  Experience of developing and teaching courses on social science research methods (particularly quantitative methods) to undergraduate and postgraduate students is essential. They should demonstrate evidence of high-quality teaching including innovative approaches to teaching and assessment; the use of a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students; and experience of effective use of a virtual learning environment to deliver teaching and delivery of student feedback. An active research profile and developing publications record using advanced social science research methods are advantages. 

The appointee will work in the Methods Hub (  within the Faculty of Social Sciences to develop and deliver online and face-to-face training in social science research methods. He/She will have ample opportunity to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, other academics, and undergraduate, taught and research postgraduate students. He/She will develop and deliver: 

 - Online modules on Introductory Research Methods for undergraduate students, including:

  • Key concepts in research; philosophy of research; research ethics
  • Planning research, research design; data collection
  • Data analysis (qualitative, quantitative and mixed)
  • Communicating and disseminating research

 - Face-to-face workshops with related online teaching materials on:

  • Survey data analysis in SPSS
  • Longitudinal data analysis in SPSS
  • Aggregate data analysis in Excel
  • Linear and Logistic regression in R
  • Multilevel Analysis in R
  • Structural Equation Modelling and Confirmatory Factor Analysis in R

The appointee will also support the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Methods Hub on improving the teaching of quantitative methods at all levels and provide support for researchers in cutting-edge quantitative methods to help improve research quality.

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 CV and a cover letter detailing how they meet each of the above criteria. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until October 31, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:Oct 3, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close:Oct 31, 2022 (HK Time)

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