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Postdoc Fellow in Teacher Education for Academy for Leadership in Teacher Education

University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong has an opening postdoctoral scholar position in early childhood education. Candidates are welcome before February 28, 2020.

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are about 29,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,500 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned. Further information about the University can be found on the website https://www.hku.hk/.

HKU has been involved in teacher education since 1917, and the Faculty of Education was established in 1984. The Faculty of Education is forward-looking and world leading, ranking third globally in Education (THE 2020). It has assumed an important role in educational research and professional training and has contributed significantly to education policy and development in Hong Kong. It is a major teacher-education institution and has strong expertise in policy analysis and curriculum development. It was the first institution in Hong Kong to train speech therapists and audiologists for the local community. More information about the Faculty can be found at https://web.edu.hku.hk/.

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Teacher Education (2 posts) for Academy for Leadership in Teacher Education (ALiTE) in the Faculty of Education (Ref.: 499472), to commence on September 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a two-year temporary-term basis.

The Faculty of Education is seeking to break new ground with fresh initiatives and innovative curricula across several key areas, including Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and STEM Education, with Teacher Education as the focal point for the Faculty. The establishment of ALiTE as a think tank for innovative research, practice, programmes and learning - locally, regionally and internationally - carries a mission to broaden thinking about Teacher Education, in that quality teachers are needed in every profession, discipline, and walk of life, whether in law or engineering, corporations, NGOs, or government agencies. The work of ALiTE will be driven by four primary goals: 1) teacher-leader learning, advancement and development; 2) intellectual exchange, partnership and outreach; 3) knowledge generation through collaborative research; and 4) regional and international resource curating and dissemination.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in a relevant area of education (e.g., curriculum and instruction, teacher education, instructional leadership) or a closely related field. Research experience is essential as the appointees will be expected to provide assistance to the Dean in developing and delivering professional development programmes for educators, and conducting field-based and collaborative research in teacher-leader learning with local and international partners, as well as writing and contributing to grant proposals and applications. They will work under the supervision of the Dean. Those with teaching experience at the primary, secondary or tertiary level or teaching adults, as well as knowledge about Hong Kong education and the local context, are highly preferred. For enquiries, please quote the job reference number and email to edufaca@hku.hk.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts. Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V. with the contact information of three referees and two to three samples of representative research outputs. Closes February 28, 2020.


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