Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Art History, Department of Visual Studies

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
03 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
28 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:

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Art History
Department of Visual Studies

(Post Ref.: 22/111)

The Department of Visual Studies has a multi-disciplinary faculty in film studies, art history, and museum studies. Our undergraduate major has two concentrations: art history and film art. Another new two-year BA Programme in Creative Media Industries will begin in fall 2022. Besides undergraduate education, the Department offers two MA Programmes: MA in Curating and Art History and MA in Creative and Media Industries. An artist residency programme and a new gallery space on campus provide a vibrant environment for research and teaching. For more information about the Department and its programmes, please visit

The Department is inviting applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate/Assistant Professor to contribute to teaching and research in art history.

The appointee is expected to:

  1. convene and deliver courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, such as “Arts of Europe”, “Art from Antiquity to the Enlightenment”, “Art from Romanticism to Modernism” and “Critical Perspectives in Art History”, including supervising student final projects;
  2. develop high-level research and deliver research outputs with high impact, and
  3. contribute to service and research development of the Department.

General Requirements

Applicants for the Associate Professor position should have:

  1. A PhD in art history, with a specialisation in art history of Europe or its intersection with other regions;
  2. An excellent publication record in top-tier journals and/or university presses;
  3. A track record in teaching courses on art history of Europe;
  4. A good track record in successful competitive grant applications;
  5. A proven record in academic leadership and institutional service.

Applicants for the Assistant Professor position should have:

  1. A PhD in art history, with a specialisation in art history of Europe or its intersection with other regions;
  2. A publication record in peer-reviewed journals of good international standing;
  3. A track record in teaching courses on art history of Europe;
  4. Some experience in academic administration.

Candidates are required to provide information about their research records and evidence of high-quality teaching in relevant subjects.


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. The appointee is entitled to apply for both internal and external grants in support of his/her teaching, research and conference activities.

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

Application Procedure

Please click "Apply Now" to submit your application. Applicants should 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. The application deadline will be 30 September 2022. 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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