Ref.: 201701736
Posting Title: Post-doctoral Fellow in e-Learning for Digital Citizenship Development
Department: Faculty of Education
Closing Date:
 

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in e-Learning for Digital Citizenship in the Faculty of Education, to commence on February 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of three years. 

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Learning Technologies, Computer Science, Information Science, Instructional Design or related fields; and have demonstrated expertise in the design/development of systems for e-Learning, which may include serious games, online collaboration systems, mobile computing, data analytics and visualization.  They should preferably have a multidisciplinary research background, and enjoy working with a large interdisciplinary team of researchers to address problems in education/humanity/social science that are theoretical and/or methodological in nature. Knowledge and experience in experimental approaches to learning or educational assessment, e-learning technology design and development, and/or demonstrated ability in academic writing are distinct advantages.

The appointee will be a key member of the research team associated with a Hong Kong Research Grants Council funded Theme-Based Research Project on this topic: http://www.rss.hku.hk/links-resources/spotlight/trs-6th-round. This project will address research questions about the impact of digital media on human development and the everyday life of children and youths. Cutting-edge research designs and instrumentation will be developed and deployed to address the grand challenge of understanding and assessing digital citizenship development as a human capacity and its relationship to children’s learning lives (formal, informal, digital and non-digital). The project will also be developing online serious games for the learning and assessment of collaborative problem solving.  The appointee will work under the supervision of Professor Nancy Law and other research team members, and contribute to project management support for the Study.

Information about the Faculty can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/education.  Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor Nancy Law, Faculty of Education (e-mail: nlaw@hku.hk).

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 edufin@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk.  Review of applications will commence on January 15, 2018 and continue until the post is filled.

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