Lecturer, Department of History

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
26 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 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 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 post:

Department of History

(Post Ref.: 20/138/W)

The Department of History seeks to recruit a Lecturer in the field of World History. The appointee is expected to teach the course “China in World History” (multiple tutorials and/or lecture), a survey of the role that China played in world history from antiquity through the global Middle Ages to the present. It is one of the four Core Curriculum courses at the university, required for all undergraduate students that aim to cultivate a common foundation in humanistic education across the student body. The appointee may also teach courses in his/her fields of expertise, after fulfilling the primary obligations of this course. The position is open to any specialty within world history, but preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in the history of China (of any period) with an interest in comparative, global, and/or transnational history.

General Requirements

Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline at the time of appointment in August of 2020. Candidates with substantial teaching experience at the undergraduate level, and proficiency in Chinese language in addition to English, will have an advantage.


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 be normally made on a fixed-term contract of up to two years.

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 email: (as attachment in MS Word format). 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 web site: Enquiries can be directed to

Review of applications will start from 8 June 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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