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Praying for top teachers

Published on Friday, 23 Mar 2012
The Caritas tertiary schools have a strong focus on ethics.

45 full-time lecturers and senior lecturers

As the advent of the 3-3-4 education system draws closer with the academic year starting in September, tertiary institutions will need to accommodate applicants from two cohorts: those graduating from either the old or the new curriculum schemes.

The Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE) and the Caritas Bianchi College of Careers (CBCC) are both expanding their current programmes and offering new ones to accommodate demand.

They have already started their recruitment for teachers, but they are expecting to hire more lecturers who will be starting in May and June, with others joining in July and August.

"We need about 45 full-time lecturers. We are recruiting new staff because we are launching new programmes in the 2012-13 academic year," says Professor Reggie Kwan, president of both institutions.

CIHE started offering bachelor degrees in business administration last year and it is adding hotel management, tourism management, as well as event marketing management courses. Meanwhile, its sister institution CBCC is launching non-degree courses in property management and pharmaceutical dispensing.

Both schools are hiring lecturers and senior lecturers, and professionally qualified pharmacists with teaching experience. For property management, CBCC is looking for lecturers with practical industry experience.

"Since we are developing into a university, we would like to hire doctoral degree holders, ideally with experience in teaching and practical experience in the field," says Dr Dennis Law, dean of CIHE.

Teaching staff's educational experience will be highly valued, and those eyeing higher academic positions may have to face more requirements for research.

"We want to hire academic staff who have a pleasant personality. They should love teaching, be caring and patient with the students," says Dr Philips Wang, acting CBCC dean.

Kwan says that while religion is not an entry requirement, both colleges are looking for teaching staff who are professional and academically well-respected, and with high ethical standards, to help ensure that students gain total personal development.

He says both institutions care for their staff, encouraging them to go to conferences and attend workshops to help them keep abreast of trends in their fields, and upgrade their teaching skills.

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