Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Premodern and Modern Chinese Literature

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
06 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Feb 2022
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:

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (in Premodern and Modern Chinese Literature), Department of Chinese
(Post Ref.: 21/197)

The Department of Chinese ( offers courses at both bachelor and postgraduate levels. The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree programme includes areas of classical, modern and contemporary Chinese literature, Chinese language and linguistics, comparative literature and literary theories, as well as media, news and creative writing. The programme emphasizes multi-perspective literary studies as well as creative writing and communicative skills.

The Department of Chinese will make tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in premodern and modern Chinese literature over the next two years. The Department particularly wishes to hire high-powered researchers who have a solid track record in grant writing and publishing in respectable venues. Candidates of extraordinary promise in other fields of Chinese humanities will also be considered.

The appointees will teach mainly in the areas of premodern and modern literature and culture, and are also expected to contribute to the Department’s various research and teaching initiatives, including the enhancement of its two major journals: Prism:Theory and Modern Chinese Literature published by Duke University Press and the Lingnan Journal of Chinese Studies 嶺南學報 published by Shanghai guji chubanshe.

General Requirements

Candidates should have a PhD degree in the relevant discipline. For appointment as Associate Professor, candidates should have at least five years of relevant experience and an excellent track record in research and scholarly activities. For appointment as Assistant Professor, candidates should have at least three years of relevant teaching experience and a solid track record of research.

Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. The appointees should demonstrate commitment to teaching and research excellence. Candidates are required to provide information on their research records and evidence of quality teaching. Administrative experience will be an advantage. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. The appointees are expected to have strong commitments to teaching excellence and services to the Department and the University community, and to engage actively in quality research and publication.


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 appointees.

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 with substantiation (tenure).

Application Procedure (online application only)

Please click "Apply Now" to submit your application with the dossier. Applicants should also 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. The application deadline will be 1 October 2021. The job search will continue until the posts are 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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