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Employer Ref: 21090108
Recruit Ref: L0528911
Posting Date: 2021-09-03
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Project Associate / Project Assistant (Ref. 21090108) [Appointment period: twelve months initially, with possibility of further appointment]


The appointee will assist the project leader in the research project - “Supporting ethnic minority primary students for smooth transition and social integration through home-school-community collaboration”.    He/She will be required to:

(a)    assist in conducting 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 the 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 for the Project Associate post should have:

(a)    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)    a local Teacher’s certificate or postgraduate diploma / certificate in Education;

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

(d)    experience in conducting research in the education field.

Applicants for the Project Assistant post should have:

(a)    an honours degree in one of the above said disciplines with good knowledge of the Chinese language; and

(b)    experience in developing multimedia Chinese language learning materials.

Applicants should also be self-disciplined and motivated, with good interpersonal skills and collegiate manner.

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

Applicants are invited to contact Mr Chadwick Ngan at email for further information.  

[Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement need not re-apply.]

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 by post 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 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 position is filled.  Applications should be addressed directly to Mr Chadwick Ngan (please state Office of Faculty of Humanities 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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