Assistant Professor of Teaching, Department of History
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 and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in the areas of Arts, Business and Social Sciences, and the broad curriculum covers an array of general education, interdisciplinary and science courses. The School of Graduate Studies offers research and taught postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines, and provides professional education for the wider society. 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.
Applications are now invited for the following post:
Department of History
(Post Ref.: 22/206)
The Department of History is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of Teaching. The appointee will be primarily dedicated to the teaching and administration of the Core Curriculum course China in World History (CCC8014). It is a survey of world history with a focus on the role that China played historically from antiquity to the present day, and is a required course for all undergraduates at the university. Candidates with research specialty and teaching experience in the world history are encouraged to apply. Candidates with specialized knowledge in Chinese history will have distinct advantage. The appointee may also teach courses in his/her area of specialty and advise capstone projects after fulfilling his/her duties for the Core Curriculum course.
Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline by the time of the appointment in August 2022, with evidence of excellence in classroom teaching, course development and curricular innovation in a university setting. Evidence of contributions to the scholarship of teaching, in the form of teaching-related publications and conference presentations, will be viewed positively. The teaching load will be 24 credit hours per year (which is normally the equivalent of 8 courses), most or all of which will be dedicated to the instruction of the Core Curriculum course China in World History.
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.
Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract for a period of normally up to three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment.
Please click "Apply Now" to submit your application. Please submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and recent teaching evaluations in the online application system. 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 1 June 2022 and continue until the post is filled. Enquiries can be directed to the Head of the Department of History, Professor Vincent Leung (vincentleung@LN.edu.hk).
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.