Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Assistant Professor, School of Graduate Studies

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
08 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
08 Jul 2020
Contract Type
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 School of Graduate Studies also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines and provides professional education for the wider society.

Applications are now invited for the following posts:

School of Graduate Studies

Post Ref.: 20/117/W

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 Policy Studies and Management, 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:

  • Well-being and Youth Transition
  • Policy Studies and Management
  • Transnational Higher Education and Student Mobility
  • International Education and Management

The appointees 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.


The conditions of appointments 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 and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointees. Appointments will normally be made on a fixed-term contract of up to three 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 to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by email: (as attachment in PDF 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 May 2020 and continue until the posts are filled. Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, or to fill the posts by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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