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Employer Ref: 20090106
Recruit Ref: L0499971
Posting Date: 2020-09-01
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Research / Project Associate (two posts) (Ref. 20090106) [Appointment period: twelve months initially, with possibility of further appointment]


The appointees will assist the project leader in a research project which aims at supporting Ethnic Minority Primary Students for Smooth Transition and Social Integration through Home-School-Community Collaboration.  They will be required to:

(a)    conduct literature review on research topics related to the project, including but not limited to child language acquisition, teaching of Chinese as a second language, play-based learning, language assessment, IT-mediated language learning etc.;

(b)    collect and analyse data and disseminate research results as well as project outcomes;

(c)    take an active role in designing, developing and implementing different kinds of learning support activities for partner schools;

(d)    work with partner school teachers in preparing lesson plans and teaching materials;

(e)    liaise with schools in conducting different kinds of support activities;

(f )    prepare school reports and project reports; and

(g)    perform any other duties as assigned by the project leader or his/her delegates.

The appointees may be required to work outside normal office hours, including Saturdays and Sundays, and will constantly be required to work outside the campus.


Applicants should:

(a)    have a master’s degree in Chinese Language & Literature, Chinese Linguistics, Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Early Childhood Education or Second Language Acquisition with solid knowledge of the Chinese language;

(b)    have a local teacher’s certificate or postgraduate diploma/certificate in Education;

(c)    have at least two years’ working experience in the education field, either as front-line teacher, or as curriculum/learning material developer/research assistant in relevant fields;

(d)    have experience in conducting research in the education field;

(e)    be self-disciplined, motivated with good interpersonal skills and collegiate manner.

Preference will be given to those who have knowledge of and experience in educational technology and media, curriculum and instruction, and development of multimedia Chinese language learning materials.

Applicants are invited to contact Prof. Chan Shui-duen at email for further information.


A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please send a completed application form to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to  Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from  If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled.   Applications should be addressed directly to Prof. Chan Shui-duen (please state Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies on the envelope).  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.

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Full Time 
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2 or above 
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