Assistant Professor/Research Assistant Professor, Department of Translation
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:
(Post Ref.: 21/58)
The Department of Translation sets out to provide an education in bilingual studies which nourishes graduates with competence in Chinese and English as well as capacity to think independently. One of its central features is the equal emphasis on translation as a profession and as an academic discipline. Another feature is the importance attached to the socio-cultural environment of the Chinese and English languages. The appointee will be required to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: Practical Translation, Business Translation, Legal Translation, Translation of Arts and Translation Theories, and conduct research. Excellent command of written and spoken Chinese and English is a must. Further information on the Department and its programmes and activities can be found on the Department’s website: http://www.LN.edu.hk/tran/.
The Department invites applications for Assistant Professor / Research Assistant Professor specializing in translation studies, and preference will be given to those with university teaching experience and international publication records.
Applicants should (i) possess a PhD degree in the relevant discipline; (ii) have relevant teaching experience and a good research record.
The appointee will
- teach courses at undergraduate and / or postgraduate levels;
- participate in independent research programmes and submit ECS/GRF grant application; and
- perform administrative duties as assigned by the Head of the Department.
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.
For Assistant Professor, appointment will normally be made on an initial contract of three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement may normally lead to longer-term appointment with possibility of consideration for substantiation. For Research Assistant Professor, appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years.
Application Procedure (online application only)
Please click "Apply Now" to submit your application. Applicants shall provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.
We are an equal opportunities employer. Review of applications will start from 30 April 2021 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.