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RESEARCH POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Applications are invited for the following post:

Full-time or part-time Research Assistant, Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL), Faculty of Law (to begin as soon as possible for six months until September 30, 2015, exceptional candidates will be considered for appointment as a Senior Research Assistant). Requirements: postgraduate qualifications in Law (eg SJD, PhD, etc, LLM, LLB (or JD) degree) and/or Journalism and Media Studies, experience in conducting research and analysis; excellent spoken and written English required, spoken and written Chinese preferred; advanced research and writing skills; the ability to work independently and under time constraints; may be required to supervise student researchers. Experience with outreach through social media and online media such as Facebook, Twitter and Sina Weibo expected. Familiarity with content preparation for online resources, including content management and online presentation, would be a plus factor. Duties: be the principal researcher to the Summer Institute on Media Law and Policy project and training institute to be held in early-August 2015. Successful candidate will assist with all aspects of planning, co-ordination and preparation for the summer institute. Post-institute, candidate will help with research, writing and editing of publications for online and written publications. Closing date: Monday, 20 April 2015, 12pm.

Part-time Student Researcher Assistants, Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL), Faculty of Law to assist on the Summer Institute on Media Law and Policy project and training institute. These positions are open to students currently enrolled in any of the undergraduate law programmes (including mixed degree and JD) and all programmes in the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, as well as students at the Masters level of any of these departments. Applicants must have demonstrable knowledge and experience in using social media for knowledge sharing and civic engagement. Excellent spoken and written English and Chinese are required. Successful candidates will be paid at the student research assistant rate and will work up to 20 hours per week from April 2015 through September 2015. Closing date: Monday, 20 April 2015, 12pm.

Candidates who are interested in applying for these positions should submit a covering letter (indicating clearly for which post they are applying), a CV, and transcripts of their academic performance and/or qualification certificates to Ms Joyce Fung (joycef@hku.hk) by the submission deadline of 20 April 2015.

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Call for Applications for the Position of Research Assistant


Applications are invited for the position of Research Assistant to assist with a research project housed in the Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL) (https://www.law.hku.hk/ccpl). The project is entitled, Weaving Ourselves In: Building a Collective Memory of Hong Kong’s Ethnic Minorities Through Narratives and Story Telling. The aims of the project are to raise awareness about Hong Kong’s ethnic minority communities in Hong Kong, including their culture, lives and sense of belonging to Hong Kong; to develop a history and memory of ethnic minority communities in Hong Kong; and to develop and cultivate a positive narrative of Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities.

The Research Assistant positions are open and tenable from 15 February 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. The RAs will be assisting with various aspects of the project and its management and in particular, researching, contacting and liaising with members of the ethnic minority community in Hong Kong, developing interview schedules, conducting interviews, recording and editing videos, translating interviews from English into Chinese and assisting with the launch of the videos. Experience in photography and video editing, knowledge and understanding of equality and social justice issues impacting ethnic minorities in Hong Kong and strong English to Chinese translation and Chinese writing skills are a must.

Candidates of all degree backgrounds are welcome as long as they possess the relevant skills. Applicants should have excellent academic qualifications and fluency in written and spoken English and written Chinese. They should also have the ability to work with creative media, online platforms and technology and be able to work well under time constraints.
Applications in letter format, together with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a letter explaining how the applicant meets the above requirements, and the names of two referees who have had recent experience of the applicant’s work, should be sent directly to CCPLHKULAW@gmail.com. For enquiries, please contact the Center via e-mail: CCPLHKULAW@gmail.com

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