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Digital Project Manager

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Arts

Applications are invited for appointment as Digital Project Manager in the Faculty of Arts (Ref.: 494292), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a university degree in Computer Science and significant experience in software engineering, digital development, image processing, photogrammetry, viewer technology and user experience, information management, or an equivalent combination of experience and/or training. A demonstrated ability to identify, develop, and use research tools and methodologies in digital research (e.g. text mining and analysis, data visualization, neural networks, social network analysis, GIS & mapping, web development, new technologies and software programs etc.) is required. The appointee should have a record of successful project management, time management and organisational skills, and timely project completion, both independently and in collaboration with diverse teams; and excellent communication, written, and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate complex technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences. 

The ideal candidate should possess (a) a post-graduate qualification including but not limited to digital humanities, computer science or information systems; (b) familiarity with academic scholarship through publications, research projects and/or academic presentations; demonstrated experience working with data within a research context, for example research data management, data research techniques or data science, visualisation, software engineering, analysis tools, data manipulation, data linking, modelling, and natural language processing or text mining; (c) experience in providing high-quality support services to academic or research clients; (d) understanding of the research environment in a University; and (e) demonstrated ability to secure project-based grant funding on digital projects.

The Digital Project Manager will manage and oversee the major activities of the Faculty of Arts’ newly-formed Digital Humanities (DH) Hub. The central aims of the DH Hub are to dream up and then develop new Humanities and Arts research projects through visualization, information processing and other digital tools and applications. Working with the assistance of a dedicated computer programmer, the successful candidate is expected to (a) undertake digital research work, relating to data and information processing and visualisation; photogrammetry; gaming; animation; data management, curation, archiving, and digital infrastructure; metadata specification and information modelling; natural language processing; Artificial Intelligence, neural networks; geographical information systems (GIS); and user experience and interaction design; (b) conduct research consultations on digital research tools and methods; (c) actively identify relevant methods and tools for digital research suitable for application to Arts and Humanities academic research projects; and (d) develop or subcontract the programming work for new digital tools for specific Faculty of Arts research projects.

Collaborate with faculty members across the seven Faculty of Arts schools and centres on grant applications, including as Co-PI on major grants, and collaborate in major external projects with international and/or industry partners.

The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant IT Director or Senior IT Manager. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site ( and upload an up-to-date C.V. Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref: 493781) are not required to submit applications for this round. Applications from both rounds will be considered altogether. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until May 31, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity.To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women as well as men, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from both genders to apply.

Location: Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Salary: Highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd April 2019
Closes: 31st May 2019
Job Ref: 493781
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