Research Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural Studies

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
09 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 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:

(Post Ref.: 22/321)

Established in 2000, the Department ( offers a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Cultural Studies with a strong interdisciplinary orientation. BACS graduates are offered Concentrations in Digital Cultures and Media Practice, or in Creativity and Cultural Commons. It also admits postgraduate research students leading to the award of MPhil and PhD degrees. Since 2003, it has been offering a self-financed taught programme leading to the Master degree of Cultural Studies. The department’s faculty also contribute to the work of the newly established Centre for Cultural Research and Development (

General Requirements

The Department seeks to appoint a Research Assistant Professor with an established record in scholarship and refereed publications. Applicants should have a PhD in a cognate discipline and show evidence of being a research active scholar committed to developing interdisciplinary cultural studies projects covering at least two of the following areas: Hong Kong/China in the world, commons and sustainability, digital platform, class, gender/sexuality, race, etc. Priority will be given to those who can show early evidence of international quality research and publications.

The appointee is expected to conduct focused research in his/her areas of expertise, publish scholarly outputs in respectable refereed international journals, and apply for competitive peer-reviewed grants offered by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council in 2022-23. Teaching experience at the university level is a definite advantage. The appointee will teach two courses per year and perform related teaching or other duties as assigned by the Head of Department.


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, incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee.

Appointment will be made on fixed-term contracts of three years. Renewal of contract may be considered but will be subject to review, mutual agreement and availability of resources.

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 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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