Research Assistant I/II in the Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language Education and Research (CACLER) Hong Kong University, Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language Education and Research within the Faculty of Education

Ref. : 201700995


Posting Title : Research Assistant I/II


Department : Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language Education and Research within the Faculty of Education


Closing Date : August 18, 2017



Research Assistant I/II in the Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language Education and Research (CACLER) within the Faculty of Education (Ref.: 201700995) (to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal)


Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Chinese Language, Social Science, Cognitive Science or equivalent. They should have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese (Cantonese); good interpersonal and organizational skills; and be familiar with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. They should also be self-motivated, responsible, and able to work independently and in a team. Teaching experience, especially in teaching Chinese as a second language, will be an advantage.


The appointee will assist the Principal Investigator to implement a research project related to supporting Chinese as a second language learning for non-Chinese speaking students at pre-school level. He/She will co-ordinate different parties; provide regular school support for teachers who are teaching non-Chinese speaking kindergarteners and the funding bodies; assist in the research process including literature searching, collecting, transcribing and analyzing research data; prepare progress reports; organize seminars and workshops; provide secretarial and research support to the project; and perform any other duties as assigned.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.


Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to Dr. E.K.Y. Loh at cacler@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 August 18, 2017.


The University places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career.


The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.


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