THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

Senior Educational Development Officer

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
01 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 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 its 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, teaching evaluation services and activities which promote and support the use of educational technologies to enhance student learning. For details, please visit the website at http://edc.polyu.edu.hk/ for more information about the Centre.

Senior Educational Development Officer 

Duties

The appointee will be required to:

(a)    contribute as a core member of the Centre to promote the effective and integrative use of educational technologies for enhancing teaching and learning in the University;
 
(b)    provide consultation and expert advice to subject and e-learning project teams on effective application of online pedagogy and instructional design; 

(c)    support the University in promoting and implementing strategic initiatives in teaching and learning, including support for designing and implementing student-centred learning strategies; 

(d)    plan, develop and offer professional development opportunities for staff in the areas of online pedagogies and instructional design; 

(e)    contribute to other educational development activities and services of the Centre, including the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and other key University initiatives; 

(f)    take up managerial duties, and establish proactive liaison with academic and non-academic staff; and 

(g)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Director of the Centre or her delegates.

Qualifications

Applicants should have: 

(a)    good academic/professional qualifications, preferably with a doctoral degree in Education or a relevant discipline; 

(b)    not less than twelve years of proven and successful experience in educational development in higher education contexts; 

(c)    substantial experience in, and knowledge of, educational development work relevant to e-learning; 

(d)    strong organisational, problem-solving and management/leadership skills; 

(e)    excellent facilitation/interactive teaching skills and a commitment to student-centred learning; 

(f)    a proactive and innovative work style with the ability to work independently and co-operatively; and 

(g)    excellent communication, consultation and interpersonal skills.

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 send a completed application form to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk .  Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php.  If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Consideration of applications will commence in January 2018 until the position is filled. 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.