Research Assistant Professor / Research Associate Professor, Department of History

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
22 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 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 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.: 22/199)

The Department of History is seeking to hire a Research Assistant Professor or Research Associate Professor in any area within the history of East Asia. Periods and regions of specialization are entirely open. Candidates with expertise in digital methods for historical analysis and/or pedagogy will have a distinct advantage.

The appointee is expected to conduct research, publish scholarly outputs in international journals and/or with leading publishers, and apply for competitive grants administered by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. He/she will teach courses in his/her area of specialty (typically two courses per year) and may advise undergraduate capstone projects. The appointee will also assume a key role in the creation of a new undergraduate degree program in history, with a focus on training students in digital history and methods of digital humanities at large.

General Requirements

The applicants should have a PhD degree in history or a relevant discipline by the time of appointment in August of 2022. Appointment at the associate level (i.e., Research Associate Professor) is possible, if the candidate has five or more years of relevant experience. Relevant teaching experience and a good research record are essential. Experience in curricular design will be an advantage. The appointee should have a strong commitment 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 appointee.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of two or three years, starting from mid-August 2022. Renewal of contract may be considered, subject to availability of resources, performance review, and mutual agreement.

Application Procedure (online application only)

Please click "Apply Now" to submit your application. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and at least one writing sample as part of your dossier 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 on 23 May 2022 and continue until the post is filled. Enquiries can be directed to the Head of the Department of History, Professor Vincent Leung (

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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