Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural Studies

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Thursday, 6 May 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 6 June 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 posts:

(Post Ref.: 21/22)

Established in 2000, the Department ( offers a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Cultural Studies with a strong interdisciplinary orientation. BACS graduates are offered Concentrations in Digital Cultures and Media Practice, or in Creativity and Performance Cultures. It also admits postgraduate research students leading to the award of MPhil and PhD degrees. Since 2003, it has been offering a self-financed taught programme leading to the Master degree of Cultural Studies.

General Requirements

Candidates should have a PhD degree, and demonstrated trans-disciplinary/interdisciplinary scholarship in one or more of the following areas: cultural theory; culture and the disciplines; migration, mobility, and labour; urban cultures and consumption in Asia; gender/sexuality studies; performance studies; digital culture studies. A strong interest in any of the following will be an advantage: inter-Asia cultural studies, Hong Kong Studies, China Studies. We expect candidates to demonstrate the “knowledge transfer” potential of their research in terms of social and cultural engagement.

Senior-level candidates should have experience in academic administration, a distinguished record of research and publications, and an international reputation in their relevant fields. The successful candidate is expected to provide strong academic leadership in curriculum development, teaching and research.

For candidates at Assistant Professor level, preference will be given to those who can show early evidence of international quality research and publications.


The conditions of appointment will be competitive. The rank and 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 shall 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 start from February 2021 and will continue until the posts are filled. Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, or to fill the posts by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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