Assistant Professor of Teaching
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:
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Department of Philosophy
Post Ref.: 20/08/TH
The Department of Philosophy at Lingnan University is one of the best in Asia and offers courses at both bachelor and postgraduate levels. As part of the University’s new strategic plan, the department is in the process of launching new programmes in Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence.
Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline and at least five years of teaching experience, with evidence of outstanding teaching performance. As a teaching-track faculty member, the successful applicant is expected to teach a variety of courses, both for philosophy majors and for non-majors in the general education curriculum, and to play a leadership role in curriculum development and teaching innovation. Specifically, he/she will play a pivotal role in the design, delivery, and management of a new Master of Arts programme in Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence, and will lead the Department’s effort to answer the University’s call for use of technology in teaching. The teaching load will normally be eight courses per year. English is the main language of instruction with the possible exception for courses in Chinese philosophy.
The conditions of appointment will be competitive. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum basic salary is over 615,000 HKD per annum on the current salary scale (which is equivalent to around 79,000 USD p.a. at the time of writing.) 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.
Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract for a period of normally up to three years. Subject to the University requirements for review of appointee’s performance and mutual agreement, re-appointments may be made on fixed-term contracts for periods of normally up to three years.
Applicants are invited to send their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1, 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). 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 website: http://www.LN.edu.hk.
Enquiries concerning the application process can be directed to recruit@LN.edu.hk. Informal inquiries concerning the post can be directed to Professor Jiji Zhang, Head of the Department of Philosophy, at jijizhang@LN.edu.hk.
Review of applications will start from 15 February 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.