Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
28 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
26 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, 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, which will be tenable from mid-August 2022 or by mutual agreement:

(Post Ref.: 21/263)

The Department of Political Science ( is committed to preparing students for a competitive and globalized working environment. The Department combines teaching and research in the governance and public policy of Hong Kong and China, international politics, Asian international relations, and comparative politics. It contributes with the Department of Applied Psychology, the Department of Economics and the Department of Sociology and Social Policy to the integrated Social Sciences Programme in the University, having embarked on a 4-year curriculum with a disciplinary major in political science. Applicants are recommended to visit the Departmental website and Programme website ( for more information.

The Department is seeking to appoint a full-time Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor who specializes in the field of Comparative Politics with a focus on East Asia (China, Taiwan, Japan and/or Korea). Applicants whose research intersects with big data approach on IPE or environmental politics or political behaviour are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should provide evidence of their scholarship (or substantial promise for research and publications for the Assistant Professor level) and a statement of their current and future research as well as evidence of teaching effectiveness. The Department offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees; undergraduate degrees with majors and also offers a taught self-financed MA degree in International Affairs. The appointee will be expected to teach introductory courses in Political Science through advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses in their fields.

General Requirements

Applicants should have a PhD degree in the relevant discipline, with relevant teaching experience and a good research record. For appointment as Full Professor, applicants should be international well-known and have an outstanding track record in research and scholarly activities. For appointment as Associate Professor, applicants should have at least five years of relevant experience and a sound track record in research and scholarly activities. For appointment as Assistant Professor, applicants should have relevant teaching experience and a good research record.

Applicants should have excellent communication and presentation skills. Administrative experience will be an advantage. The appointee is expected to 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.

Appointments will normally be made on an initial contract of three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointments with possibility of consideration for substantiation.

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 31 January 2022 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.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs