Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural Studies
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.: 20/243)
Established in 2000, the Department (http://www.LN.edu.hk/cultural/) offers a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Cultural Studies with a strong interdisciplinary orientation. It 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. The department’s faculty also contribute to the work of the newly established Centre for Cultural Research and Development (https://culturalresearch.center/).
Candidates should have a PhD degree in Cultural Studies or in related fields and preferably a few years of working experience at a tertiary institution, with relevant teaching experience and a good research grants record. The appointee will be required to conduct teaching, research, and take up service duties.
The appointee must have a strong background in Cultural Studies and proven teaching and research ability in three or more of the following areas: performance and cultural practice, mobility, creative industry, cultural policy, and cultures of everyday life, etc. Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. The appointee will be a committed academic with a record of research and scholarship of international stature, and will be able to demonstrate commitment to the vision and orientation of the Department and the University. The appointee should demonstrate a track record of quality publications and grants-based research in areas relevant to the Department’s profile is required.
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 normally lead to longer-term appointment with consideration for substantiation.
Application Procedure (online application only)
Please click "Apply Now" to submit your application. Applicants should include a letter of interest, a CV and at least one writing sample in the application. Applicants should also provide names and contact information of three referees. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.
Informal inquiries concerning the post can be directed to Professor Pun Ngai, Head of the Department of Cultural Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are an equal opportunities employer. Review of applications will start from 15 October 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.