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Post-doctoral Fellow in Leveraging Music for Learning and Well-being

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 504569
Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Education (10000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Leveraging Music for Learning and Well-being in the Faculty of Education (Ref.: 504569), to commence on September 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a two-year temporary term.

This position is funded by the University of Hong Kong and the Research Grant Council (RGC) of Hong Kong for a research project on “Leveraging Background Music for Learning”, which aims to investigate the effects of music on learning and well-being. The approach is highly interdisciplinary, integrating computational, psychological and (neuro-)physiological methods. The project is part of the University’s strategic research theme of artificial intelligence for well-being and society. The appointee will work under the supervision of Dr. Xiao Hu (, Associate Professor in the Academic Unit of Human Communication, Development, and Information Sciences, and Director of the Culture Computing and Multimodal Information Research ( in the Faculty of Education. There will also be a co-supervisor in Cognitive and Neural Sciences. Information about the Faculty can be obtained at  Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Xiao Hu at

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in information science, computer science, engineering, learning sciences, psychology, cognitive science or a closely related field, knowledge of and experience in learning analytics. Those with knowledge of eye tracking, physiological/neural computing and/or machine learning would be preferred. They should also be self-motivated, detail-oriented with excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills; good ability in academic writing in English; and demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a diverse, collegial team on multiple tasks and projects.

The appointee will be responsible for assisting in planning, managing, coordinating, and implementing related research projects within the University and internationally, including drafting reports, manuscripts, and research grant proposals, and conducting research with the professional sector and communities. He/She will be responsible for supervising Research Assistant(s) and perform other relevant tasks as assigned.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter indicating the earliest availability, an up-to-date C.V. with the contact information of three referees including one from their Ph.D. supervisor/advisor, one sample of a representative research output.  Review of applications will start on July 30, 2021 and continue until the post is filled.

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