Research Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology and Social Policy

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
19 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
18 Apr 2020
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 University also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines. Applications are now invited for the following post:

Department of Sociology and Social Policy

Post Ref.:19/263/TH

The Department of Sociology and Social Policy brings together scholars with international research experience and publication record in major outlets in the area of sociology and social policy. The Department is a recipient of the University’s Research Excellence Award and Teaching Excellence Awards.  We offer teaching in Sociology and in Social Policy; and co-host the Health and Social Services Management stream with the Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies. The Department hosts a newly established MSocSc Programme in Comparative Social Policy (International). The department has been successful in attracting MPhil and PhD students from around the world as well as Hong Kong PhD Fellows and winning external competitive grants. For more information, applicants are advised to visit the departmental website (, UG programme website (, and RGC Funding Schemes website (

General Requirements

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Sociology or other related discipline with relevant teaching and research experience. All applicants are required to provide information on their research portfolio and publication record as well as evidence of quality teaching. Excellent communication and presentation skills in English are essential.  Administrative experience will be an advantage. The appointee should be able to take up teaching duties in some of the following courses: “Hong Kong Society”, “Social Justice”, “Ethnicity and Ethnic Minorities”, “Population Dynamics”, “Social Change and Stratification”, “Risk Society”, and “Science, Technology and Society”.  The appointee is expected to have strong commitments to academic excellence and service to the Department and the University community, and to engage actively in quality research and journal publications.


Appointment will normally be made on a fixed-term contract of up to three years. 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, housing benefits and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee.

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 November 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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