Research Assistant in the Department of English
City University of Hong Kong Department of English
Hong Kong

Research Assistant in the Department of English (Appointment for 6 months) [Ref. B/R/824/09]



Multimodal English Language Learning in the Life Sciences: The Case of Interactional Proficiencies



Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis, prepare and update related documentation (including literature reviews, article writing, and work progress reports), be responsible for project management, and perform any other duties as assigned.



A good honours degree in Applied Linguistics/Language Studies/Education/ Psychology, or related social sciences disciplines, with research experience.  Experience in SPSS or related software, knowledge of multimedia and online teaching platforms, proficiency in quantitative analysis and research methodology, computer knowledge, demonstrated ability to carry out research independently, good command of written and spoken English and Chinese, good interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, and ability to work independently and within a team are required.  Proficiency in Cantonese would be an advantage.


Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.


(For enquiries, please contact Dr. Jack PUN via email at


Salary and Conditions of Service

Salary offered will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental consultations at the campus clinic.


Information and Application

Further information on the post and the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : : 2788 1154 or 3442 0311].


To apply, please submit an online application at The closing date is 3 May 2019.  Applications will receive full consideration and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.


City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity.  Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.


Worldwide recognition ranking 55th, and 5th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2019); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2017).

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