Lecturer, Science Unit, Core Curriculum and General Education Office
Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience. The School of Graduate Studies also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines and provides professional education for the wider society.
Applications are now invited for the following post:
Science Unit, Core Curriculum and General Education Office
(Post Ref.: 20/135/W)
In August 2015, the University established a Science Unit to strengthen teaching, research, and service efforts in the natural sciences. Currently, the Science Unit offers courses in the “Science, Technology, Mathematics and Society” cluster for students to fulfill the University’s General Education requirements. From 2019-20 onwards, the Unit will offer a Common Core course, CCC8013 The Process of Science, which is a graduation requirement as part of Lingnan’s Core Curriculum (course information available at: https://www.ln.edu.hk/scienceunit/ccgecourses.php).
The appointee is expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the Science Unit. In particular, the successful candidate will play a major role in the development and teaching of the laboratory component of The Process of Science. There will also be opportunities for the candidate to develop and teach general education science courses in two clusters ((1) Creativity and Innovation and (2) Science, Technology, Mathematics and Society) for both regular and summer terms. The main responsibilities of the appointee include engaging in formal teaching and undertaking teaching-related activities (attending staff meetings, facilitating science workshops for staff and students, setting of test papers, examination invigilation, and marking of scripts).
Candidates should have
- a PhD degree in a relevant natural science discipline,
- relevant experience in teaching, especially at the non-majors general education level,
- capability to develop and teach creative teaching materials, and
- excellent interpersonal and communication skills for developing meaningful collaborations with students and colleagues in a liberal arts setting. Experience developing and working with “citizen science” projects would be a plus. Candidates expecting a PhD degree within the next six months may also apply.
Preference will be given to those with teaching and course/programme management experience at university level in the natural sciences or related areas.
The conditions of appointment will be competitive. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuity, and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee. Appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to two years.
Applicants are invited to send their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/employment-opportunities/application-forms) to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by email: recruit@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word format). Applicants should provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references. Please specify the post you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site: http://www.LN.edu.hk. For more information about the Science Unit, please visit: https://www.LN.edu.hk/scienceunit. Enquiries can be directed to recruit@LN.edu.hk.
Review of applications will start from 8 June 2020 and continue until the post is filled. Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, or to fill the post by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.