Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
29 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
24 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 post:

Department of Political Science

(Post Ref.: 20/159/W)

The Department of Political Science ( is committed to preparing students for a competitive and globalized working environment. The Department combines teaching and research in the governance and public policy of Hong Kong and China, international politics, and Asian international relations. It contributes with the Department of Applied Psychology, Department of Economics and Department of Sociology and Social Policy to the integrated Social Sciences Programme in the University, having embarked on a 4-year curriculum with a disciplinary major in political science. Applicants are recommended to visit the Departmental web site and Programme web site ( for more information.

The Department is seeking to appoint a full-time Associate Professor/Assistant Professor. The successful candidate must have research publications and teaching competence in Hong Kong politics and political economy covering at least three core areas: Hong Kong political system, institutions and structure; nature of political practice and governance; politics at the grassroots, in particular, political advocacy and social movements; and political economy with reference to domestic public policies and Mainland and global linkages.

Applicants should provide evidence of their substantial promise for research and publications and a statement of their current and future research as well as evidence of teaching effectiveness. The appointee will be expected to teach introductory courses in Political Science through advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses in their fields, and courses on Hong Kong politics.

Applicants who has applied for the post of Assistant Professor (Ref.: 20/136) are not required to apply again.

General Requirements

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Political Science, with relevant teaching experience and a good research record. Applicants should have excellent communication and presentation skills. Administrative experience will be an advantage. The appointee is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and services to the Department and the University community, and to engage actively in quality research and publication.


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. 

Appointments will normally be made on an initial contract of three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointments with possibility of consideration for substantiation.

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) by 24 July 2020. 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

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.