Assistant Professor, Film Studies

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
27 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
24 Aug 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 characterized by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialized disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience.

Lingnan University is accredited as a Five Stars Institution by The QS Intelligence Unit, and ranked 3rd in "Quality Education" globally by the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021, which reflect the extent universities deliver the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Lingnan leaped 20 places in the overall QS World University Rankings 2021 as well as being in the top 35 in "International Faculty". Lingnan was named one of the "Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges in Asia" by Forbes in 2015.

Lingnan Strategic Faculty Recruitment

With “Education: Care for Learning • Research: Impact with Care” as its core value, Lingnan University, a leading liberal arts university in Asia, is committed to contributing to the improvement of society and humankind through effective teaching and learning, sustainable research, and knowledge transfer activities with an international approach. In line with the University’s Strategic Plan 2022-2028 to build scholarly and research capabilities in designated strategic areas over the next few years, with a special focus on cross-Faculty collaborations in multi-disciplinary research and teaching programmes, we now invite applications from around the globe for various interdisciplinary academic positions at the rank from Postdoctoral Fellow to Chair Professor.

Post Ref.: 22/96

The University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Film Studies to begin Spring 2023.

Candidates should have

  1. a PhD in film studies or a related field;
  2. areas of specialization in one or more of the following: film history and historiography in East Asia, film and creative media industries in East Asia, and animation studies;
  3. a strong publication record in one or more of the areas of specialization listed above;
  4. successful teaching of undergraduate students and MA students of diverse skills and ability levels; and
  5. evidence of successful grant applications and experience in academic administration is preferable.

The appointee will join the Faculty of Arts ( and will be expected to support undergraduate film courses such as film history, Hong Kong cinema, independent cinema, and media industries in East Asia. The successful candidate will also be expected to bid for external competitive grants (e.g., Early Career Scheme or General Research Fund administered by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong SAR) and publish in top-tier venues. The University is especially interested in candidates who will actively contribute to fulfilling the University’s mission in liberal arts education and research excellence. Short-listed candidates will be requested to provide a sample course syllabus in the relevant field before the interview.


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.

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 possibility of consideration for substantiation.

Application Procedure

Please click "Apply Now" to submit your application. Applicants shall provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicant's 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 mid May 2022 and will 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.

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