Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Science, Carrying the Functional Title of Research Assistant Professor

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
26 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 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 Computing and Decision Sciences

(Post Ref.: 20/182/W)

The Department of Computing and Decision Sciences ( is one of the five departments in the Faculty of Business that contribute to the undergraduate programme of Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) degree. The Department hosts the LEO Dr David P. Chan Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science programme and runs a Master of Science Programme in eBusiness and Supply Chain Management. The Department invites applications for research-track position in the areas of

  1. Data Science,
  2. Artificial Intelligence,
  3. Deep Learning,
  4. Evolutionary Deep Reinforcement Learning, and
  5. Big Data Analytics.

The main responsibilities of the post are to:

  1. apply for internal and external research grants;
  2. conduct original research and publish papers in high quality journals;
  3. perform teaching duties at undergraduate and postgraduate level (preferably in data science, artificial intelligence, mathematics or statistics); and
  4. perform projects for the LEO Dr David P. Chan Institute of Data Science. The appointee is expected to have good communication and presentation skills in English.

General Requirements

Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. The appointee is expected to have passion in research and teaching. Applicants should have a PhD degree in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, or a relevant discipline in recent years. Ideally, the candidate would have experience in applying data science and artificial intelligence in real life contexts. Applicants should provide information about their work experience, qualifications, research interests and achievements, and a statement of publication record.


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 appointees. Appointments will normally be made on a fixed-term contract of up to three years. Postdoctoral Fellow with a good publication record 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 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/level you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence. Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site: For more information about the Faculty of Business, please visit:  Enquiries can be directed to

Review of applications will start from August 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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