Senior Educational Development Officer

Hong Kong (HK)
17 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,400.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.5 billion.


The mission of the Educational Development Centre is to enhance the quality of teaching and learning at the University and support the University’s strategic initiatives in nurturing the development of all-round students with excellent professional competence. The Centre offers a variety of services, including short courses and workshops on teaching and learning, individual consultations, support for student learning outcomes assessment, teaching evaluation services, and activities which promote and support the use of educational technologies to enhance student learning. Please visit the website at for more information about the Centre.

Senior Educational Development Officer

The appointee will be required to (a) promote scholarship of teaching and learning, particularly in the area of innovative and transformative assessment practices to ensure quality assurance/enhancement of academic programmes and subjects at tertiary level through teaching development projects and engagement with teaching staff; (b) lead and support the development and implementation of educational initiatives, particularly in the areas of outcome-based education, assessment, evaluation of learning impact and curriculum design; (c) contribute to scholarship of teaching and learning via involvement in University-wide teacher development programme of courses, workshops and seminars; and (d) perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Educational Development or her delegates. 

Applicants should have (a) a doctoral degree in Education or a relevant discipline; (b) at least twelve years of proven experience in educational development at tertiary level, with mastery of knowledge of outcome-based education, assessment, evaluation of learning impact and curriculum design; (c) experience in effective team-leading, work coordination, and facilitation of training and workshops for academic staff, preferably with some management experience; (d) some teaching experience in tertiary institutions; (e) a proven track record in leading large-scale teaching development/educational projects and publishing scholarly work particularly in the areas of assessment and evaluation of learning impact; (f) a proactive and innovative work style with the ability to work independently and co-operatively; (g) strong organizational, problem-solving and leadership skills; (h) strong communication skills, including high proficiency in written and spoken English; and (i) good knowledge of trends in educational development, assessment and evaluation of learning impact in Hong Kong and/or overseas.

Experience in the implementation and evaluation of computer-based assessment techniques, including adaptive testing/learning would be an advantage.  

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview and to present a portfolio of work they have undertaken relevant to this post.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service 

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.  


Please submit application form via email to; by fax at (852) 2764 3374; or by mail to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.  If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from

Consideration of applications will commence in July 2017 until the position is filled.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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