Associate Professor of Teaching/Assistant Professor of Teaching, Department of English

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Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
07 May 2020
End of advertisement period
06 Jun 2020
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 English

(Post Ref.: 20/54/W)

The Department of English at Lingnan University offers a distinctive BA (Honours) Contemporary English Studies programme. We aim to develop our students’ strengths in a range of areas that are important for the contemporary world, including creativity, communication, intercultural awareness, and analytical skills. As part of the University’s strategic plan to develop new programmes and strengthen its culture of high-quality, innovative teaching within a liberal arts setting, we would like to recruit an experienced Assistant Professor of Teaching or Associate Professor of Teaching.

General Requirements

Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline and at least five years of relevant teaching experience, with demonstrable evidence of excellence in classroom teaching, course development and curricular innovation in a university setting. As a teaching-track faculty member, the successful applicant is expected to teach a variety of required and elective courses, and to play a leadership role in programme development and teaching innovation. Evidence of contributions to the scholarship of teaching, in the form of teaching-related publications and conference presentations, will be viewed positively. Applicants who have experience of working across the disciplines of linguistics and literature will be especially welcome. The successful applicant will also be expected play a leading role in the design, delivery, and management of a new Master’s programme, and will lead the Department’s efforts to make appropriate and innovative use of technology in teaching. The teaching load will normally be eight courses per year, with some remission available for major administrative and programme development roles.


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.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract for a period of normally up to three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment.

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 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 Informal inquiries concerning the post can be directed to Professor Andrew Sewell, Head of the Department of English, at

Review of applications will start from April 2020 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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