THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Learning Material Development and School Support Officer

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
20 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Learning Material Development and School Support Officer (at the rank of Assistant Lecturer) 

Department : Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language Education and Research within the Faculty of Education 
Closing Date : October 14, 2017 
Ref. : 201701299 

Learning Material Development and School Support Officer (at the rank of Assistant Lecturer) in the Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language Education and Research (CACLER) within the Faculty of Education (Ref: 201701299) (to commence as soon as possible, on two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 10% of basic salary, with the possibility of renewal) 

Applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree majoring in Education, a professional teaching qualification in kindergartens (e.g. Certificate in Early Childhood Education) or equivalent, and at least 5 years' post-qualification teaching experience. They should also have experience in developing learning and teaching materials or curriculum in collaboration with principals and school teachers; knowledge of educational research with experience in conducting classroom-based research; and a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese. Those with experience in developing school-based curriculum for non-Chinese speaking (esp. South Asian) kindergarten children would be an advantage.

The appointee will work in a project providing support for non-Chinese speaking kindergarten children to learn Chinese. He/She will be responsible for:
1. designing differentiated learning and teaching materials that cater for the needs of both non-Chinese speaking and Chinese-speaking children in kindergartens;
2. collaborating with school teachers to implement learning and teaching with materials developed, by conducting collaborative lesson planning, lesson observation, and post lesson debriefing to build teachers’ capacity;
3. conducting data collection to review the effectiveness of learning materials and classroom instructions;
4. writing up action plans, research reports and resource packages for the dissemination of learning and teaching materials with good practices in innovative teaching strategies and enhancing teachers' professional capabilities; and
5.  conducting any other activities as appropriate to achieve the objectives of the project. 

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The University places great emphasis on staff development to help staff develop potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities catered for staff at different stages of career development.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to Miss Sindy Pang (sindypks@hku.hk). Application forms (345/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/jr-form.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Review of applications will continue until October 14, 2017.  The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified ofthe application result.