Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor - Department of English

Hong Kong (HK)
07 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2019
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 University also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines.  Applications are now invited for the following post :

Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
Department of English 
Post Ref.: 18/285/TH

The Department of English ( of Lingnan University now invites applications for appointment as Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor specializing in either Linguistics or Literature.

General Requirements
Successful candidates should have a relevant PhD and are required to provide evidence of teaching and research excellence in their areas of specialization. For those specializing in Literature, expertise in Anglophone world literature will be especially welcome. In Linguistics, sociolinguistics and discourse analysis are priority areas. Candidates who can bridge the linguistics/literature divide are also encouraged to apply.

In particular, an appointee at the level of Assistant Professor should, besides being an effective teacher, demonstrate great potential to produce quality research output in the very near future. An Associate Professor appointee is required to possess an excellent track record of scholarly publications and activities in addition to rich experience of both teaching and the development of courses and curricula. At the Professor level, an appointee should have established him/herself as an internationally prominent scholar in his/her field of specialization and will also be expected to assist the Department with administration and curriculum development. 

Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research.  The appointee should demonstrate commitment to teaching and research excellence.  For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or above, candidates are required to provide information on their research records and evidence of quality teaching.
Administrative experience will be an advantage.

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, housing benefits and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee.

Appointment will normally be made on an initial contract of three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may normally lead to longer-term appointment with possibility of consideration for substantiation. For appointment at the rank of Professor, appointment with substantiation will normally be considered.

Application Procedure
Applicants are invited to send their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by email: (as attachment in MS Word format).  Applicants shall 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/level 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 :
Enquiries can be directed to   

Review of applications will start from mid-January 2019 and will 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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