LINGNAN UNIVERSITY

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Graduate Studies

Location
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Posted
07 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 2019
Ref
19/259
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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:

School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies (GS) is established for strengthening the central support for postgraduate programmes as well as the monitoring of their quality in alignment with the University’s strategic direction of expanding and providing quality postgraduate education. The GS is expanding its scope of research and knowledge transfer programmes in promoting multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research and development projects related to International Higher Education, Policy and Management. The GS is searching for staff who can support research, teaching and knowledge transfer activities in the following areas:

  • Education and Youth Transition
  • Transnational Higher Education and Student Mobility
  • International Education and Management

The appointee will be mainly responsible for (a) assisting in research projects (e.g. writing research proposals and reports, collecting and analyzing data for research activities); (b) organizing research events (e.g., conferences and seminars) and supporting teaching / training programmes; (c) engaging different knowledge transfer activities; and (d) engaging in teaching and learning activities.

General Requirements

Applicants should have (i) relevant postgraduate qualifications in the above broad areas; (ii) substantial relevant work experience in research proposal writing, conducting research projects and writing research project reports; (iii) good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills; and (iv) good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese. Preference will be given to candidates with strong track records in higher education management and policy research.

Appointment

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 normally be made on a fixed-term contract of up to two years. Experienced Postdoctoral Fellow may carry a functional title of Research Assistant Professor.

Application Procedure

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 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 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. Enquiries can be directed to recruit@LN.edu.hk.

Review of applications will start from October 2019 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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