Part-time Research Assistant(s)

The Open University of Hong Kong
Full Time
Junior (less than 3 years)
English, Cantonese

Job Description

Part-time Research Assistant(s)

Location: Homantin

Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) has five schools, namely the School of Arts & Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business & Administration, School of Education & Languages, School of Science & Technology, and the Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional & Continuing Education. Through them, we have been providing full-time and part-time programmes at undergraduate, post-graduate, and sub-degree levels.

Today we have over 9,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students at OUHK with more than 220 programmes of studies.  The OUHK spirit is a culmination of a relentless pursuit of academic excellence and a creative approach to learning and teaching.  Reaching out to our next generation and across the borders through advanced web technologies has been our principal goal in the past years. 

We are now inviting application(s) for the following post(s) in the School of Education and Languages:

Part-time Research Assistant(s) (Ref.: 16-PTRA-291-O)


The appointee(s) will assist the Principal Investigator of an RGC-funded research project related to the analysis of teacher knowledge with a focus of mathematics in early childhood education. The appointee(s) will be expected to assist in literature search and review, conducting and summarizing interviews, transcription and coding of audio, collection and analysis of data, preparation of question items, drafting of reports/papers, and other relevant work assigned by the Principal Investigator.


Applicants should possess at least a Bachelor’s degree. Preference will be given to those who have a higher degree. They should have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese as well as good organizational skills.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in interview transcription.

Terms of Appointment

Successful candidate(s) will be appointed on a part-time fixed term contract. Payment will be made on an hourly basis.  Benefits will be provided in accordance with the statutory provisions, if applicable.

Application Procedures

Please complete the “Application Form for Temporary/Part-time Employment”, which is obtainable from the University's website (, and send it together with your CV to Dr Polly Lao, by email ([email redacted, apply via Jobable]) or by post (Room A0425, School of Education and Languages, The Open University of Hong Kong, 30 Good Shepherd Street, Homantin, Kowloon) (Please quote the reference number in your application.)

Deadline: 18 October 2016

Those who have responded to the previousadvertisements need not re-apply.

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