CLAP-TECH

HKBU is now pioneering a new school-to-work learning initiative in Hong Kong, CLAP-TECH Pathway, leading from secondary school to tertiary education, with multiple entry and exit points. Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, CLAP-TECH provides authentic learning opportunities and meaningful employer encounters including mentorship, workplace learning, industry exposure and internships. CLAP-TECH complements the existing mainstream education system by offering an Applied Learning course at the senior secondary level and an under-development Higher Diploma programme. CLAP-TECH is built upon a tripartite partnership of secondary schools, university and industry partners to foster talent development in information technology as the first track, with supporting industry partners including IBM, Microsoft, Towngas, UBS, ASTRI, Equinix and more. Given the early success findings in the first track, HKBU is now launching a second track in creative media, and is inviting applications for the following position to lead, manage, coordinate and develop this evolving learning pathway. For more information, please visit www.claptech.hk.

Lecturer I [Role: Curriculum Development Manager] (PR0141/21-22)

Reporting to the Curriculum Development Senior Manager, the appointee will assist in the development and management of an Applied Learning course (ApL) at the senior years of the secondary school and a higher diploma program in the field of creative media, storytelling and innovation.

Responsibilities: 
  • Assist the Curriculum Development Senior Manager in the development of the detailed curriculum, teaching guidelines and pedagogical guidance for the CLAP-TECH Multimedia Storytelling Applied Learning and higher diploma courses and ensure the curriculum stays innovative and meets industry needs;
  • Design criteria for student selection for ApL and the CLAP-TECH higher diploma courses. Conduct admission interviews and design contents of information sessions, promotion seminars as well as taster activities for Form 3 students and their parents/guardians at partnership secondary schools;
  • Prepare documents and presentations to fulfill all the Quality Assurance procedures required by the relevant oversigh authorities such as the Hong Kong Education Bureau (HKEDB), the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) and the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) as well as internal procedures required by HKBU School of Communication and Film and School of Continuing Education (SCE);
  • Recruit and supervise part-time instructors to teach the ApL and higher diploma courses. Organise “Train-the-trainer” professional development workshops for the programme management teams, instructors and the teachers at the partner schools;
  • Organise information sessions, promotion seminars, taster activities, experiential learning activities and study tours for ApL course and higher diploma students to enhance their international exposure and cross-cultural competency;
  • Design other learning experiences of the CLAP-TECH pathway and provide logistics support; and
  • Take part in evaluation and research activities of the CLAP-TECH Pathway.

Requirements:
  •  A master’s degree or above in a related discipline with several years of solid teaching and program operation experience in a higher education institution / creative multimedia production and storytelling industry;
  • Experience in teaching quality assurance data analysis and report preparation is preferable;
  • Strong link with industries and professional bodies and relevant professional qualifications will be an advantage;
  • Mature, detailed-minded, self-motivated and with strong communication, and problem solving skills;  and
  • An excellent command of spoken and written English and Chinese.

Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of three years. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) and send in their most recent teaching evaluation results. Those not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://hro.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Review of applications will begin in late Sep 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
 
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