Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
06 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
06 Aug 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:

Faculty of Business

Post Ref: 20/116/W

The Faculty of Business ( at Lingnan University has been accredited by the Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The Faculty plays an important role in educating students about cutting-edge, practical knowledge and skills, improving students' academic and professional capabilities, as well as enhancing students' awareness on social responsibilities. Furthermore, we have been devoting every effort to the sustainable development of Lingnan University in the academic community and the substantive realization of our values and mission in the Hong Kong society and the world.

The appointee is expected to (a) apply for internal and external research grants; (b) coauthor original research papers with some colleagues in the Faculty and publish these papers in high quality journals; (c) teach courses for undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes in the Faculty. The appointee is expected to work in the Office of the Faculty of Business and Hong Kong Institute of Business Studies and may also be required to undertake certain administrative duties.

General Requirements

Lingnan University pursues excellence in both teaching and research.  Applicants should have a PhD degree in relevant business fields from a strong doctoral program within the past TWO years and demonstrate commitment to high-impact research and potential for publication in leading academic journals. The research fields of ideal candidates include, but not limited to, business intelligence, data analytics, innovation and entrepreneurship, management science, marketing, and operations management. Applicants should provide a CV and information about their work experience, qualifications, research interests and achievements along with evidence of quality teaching. A statement of their publications and of any works in progress currently under review are required. Experiences with grant-funded research and grant applications are definitely a plus. Excellent communication and presentation skills in both Chinese and English are essential. 


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 and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee. Appointment will normally be made on a fixed-term contract of up to two 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 MS Word or 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

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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