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Position summary:

Candidates are expected to be philosophically and pedagogically aligned with our play-based and constructivist approach to ECE, and share our vision and mission. We also expect candidates to have a high level of English proficiency, and the ability to teach confidently in English, preferably with experience in teaching non-native speakers. Chinese (Cantonese and/or Putonghua) proficiency as well as experience with teaching online and/or demonstrated competency using new technologies would be advantageous too.

Other than teaching, appointees are also expected to be active in scholarly activities and to take up academic management / administration duties or contribute to the College in other aspects of work.

There is research output requirement for appointees on professorial track.

Requirements:

Professor Rank
1. A relevant Doctoral degree;
2. A distinguished record of teaching, educational management, and curriculum design and development in higher education;
3. Significant contribution and international reputation in high quality scholarship and research; and
4. Demonstrated academic leadership.
5. Experience as an Early Childhood practitioner or leader is advantageous

Associate Professor Rank
1. A relevant Doctoral degree;
2. Substantial experience (preferably not less than 8 years) in teaching, educational management and curriculum design and development in higher education; and
3. A good record of research and publications.
4. Experience as an Early Childhood practitioner or leader is advantageous.

Assistant Professor Rank
1. A relevant Doctoral degree;
2. Teaching experience in higher education or substantial industrial experience; and
3. Research experience with a record of publications.
4. Experience as an Early Childhood practitioner or leader is advantageous.

Senior Lecturer Rank
1. A relevant Doctoral degree or comparable professional qualifications;
2. At least 5 years’ full-time teaching, curriculum design and development experience at post-secondary level;
3. Substantial programme or relevant academic management experience; and
4. Active participation in scholarly and research activities.
5. Experience as an Early Childhood practitioner or leader is advantageous.

Lecturer Rank
1. A Master’s degree in relevant discipline;
2. At least 3 years’ full-time teaching, curriculum design and development experience at post-secondary level; and
3. Active participation in scholarly activities.
4. Experience as an Early Childhood practitioner or leader is advantageous.

Assistant Lecturer Rank
1. A Master’s degree in relevant discipline; and
2. Preferably some teaching experience at post-secondary level.
3. Experience as an Early Childhood practitioner or leader is advantageous.

Remarks: Candidates without the required higher academic qualifications or post-secondary teaching experience but show strong potential may be considered for the practitioner track.

Salary and Fringe Benefits:

Appointment will be made on fixed-term contracts for full-time positions, renewable subject to performance and mutual agreement.

Remuneration is competitive and will be based on qualifications and relevant experience. The College offers group medical insurance (with dental coverage), staff development sponsorship and leave, research grant, annual leave and sick leave, and Mandatory Provident Fund to eligible appointee(s).

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to:
1. Submit an application letter with a full Curriculum Vitae, and copies of all graduate transcripts, and the names and contact details of three references.
2. Specify in the application letter:
a. Rank applied for
b. the area of specialism / courses they have been teaching in Higher Education
c. current/latest salary and expected salary
3. Send applications to the Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education by email (recruit@yccece.edu.hk).
4. The College will review applications immediately and applications will be accepted until the posts are filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Important notes to Applicants:

Appointees will be required to undergo a teacher registration process with the Education Bureau. In order to complete this process, the following are required:
1. Applicants with overseas qualifications will have to go through qualification assessment to be conducted by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation and Vocational Qualifications. The costs for the qualification assessment will be borne by the appointees.
2. Degrees must be from nationally accredited institutions.
3. Appointees will have to undergo a medical examination. Reimbursement of costs subject to a ceiling is applicable.
4. Local applicants will have to undergo a Sexual Conviction Record Check. Overseas applicants will have to present a police report before appointment can be confirmed.

The College also reserves the right to make an appointment by invitation.

Personal data collected will be used for recruitment-related purposes only.