Senior Educational Development Officer

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
18 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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.
 
EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
 
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 http://edc.polyu.edu.hk 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 area of assessment; (c) contribute to the University-wide teacher development programme of 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 leading/supporting implementation of innovative assessment practices at university level; (c) experience in effective team-leading and work coordination; (d) some teaching experience in tertiary institutions; (e) a good track record in producing learning and teaching publications and substantial experience in facilitating teaching development workshops for academic staff, or a good track record in producing institutional reports and substantial administrative experience at senior level; (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.
 
Applicants should include a cover letter in which they address the job responsibilities and qualifications above, a CV, and the application form downloadable at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/form/hrform72b.doc with a list of two or more referees, and their current and expected salary. 
 
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.  

Application
 
Please submit application form via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk; 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 http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php. Consideration of applications will commence in November 2017 until the position is filled.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/pics.php.