Professor, Department of Cultural Studies

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
02 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Nov 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
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 Cultural Studies

(Post Ref.: 20/137/W)

Established in 2000, the Department ( offers a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Cultural Studies with a strong interdisciplinary orientation. It also admits postgraduate research students leading to the award of MPhil and PhD degrees. Since 2003, it has been offering a self-financed taught programme leading to the Master degree of Cultural Studies.

General Requirements

Candidates should have a PhD degree, experience in academic administration, a distinguished record of research and publications, and an international reputation of trans-disciplinary/interdisciplinary scholarship in one or more of the following areas: cultural theory and pedagogy, culture and the disciplines, migration and mobility, and gender/sexuality. A strong interest in any of the following will be an advantage: inter-Asia cultural studies, Hong Kong Studies, China Studies. The successful applicant is expected to provide strong academic leadership in curriculum development, teaching and research.


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 normally be made on an initial contract of three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation. For appointment at the rank of Professor, appointment with substantiation will normally be considered.

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 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 commence from June 2020 and 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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