Assistant Professor, Department of History

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Thursday, 29 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 29 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

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:

(Post Ref.: 20/180)

The Department of History is seeking to hire a full-time Assistant Professor in world history with special interest in historians of the Pacific Worlds. Candidates who study world history from the Pacific perspective, or candidates who work on region(s) of the Pacific Worlds in any period (including but not limited to Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, the Americas, and Greater China including Taiwan and Hong Kong) with transnational or transregional research interests are encouraged to apply. Subfields are open with particular interest in the history of technology, media history, migration and diaspora, material culture, cultural memory, and environmental history. We also welcome candidates with interests in digital humanities.

General Requirements

The applicants should have a PhD degree in the relevant discipline by the time of appointment in August of 2021. Relevant teaching experience and a good research record are essential. Applicants should also have excellent communication and presentation skills. Administrative experience will be an advantage. The appointee is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and services to the Department and the University community, and to engage actively in quality research and publication.


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.

Appointments will normally be made on an initial contract of three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointments with possibility of consideration for substantiation.

Application Procedure (online application only)

Please click "Apply Now" to submit your application. Applicants should provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.

We are an equal opportunities employer. Review of applications will commence from 10 September 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.

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