Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Policy

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
08 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
07 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
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 Sociology and Social Policy

(Post Ref.: 23/80)

The Department of Sociology and Social Policy ( brings together local and international scholars with research experience and publication record in the major areas of sociology and social policy. The Department offers undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in sociology and social policy, and is a recipient of the University’s Research Excellence Award and Teaching Excellence Awards. The Department hosts the MSocSc Programme in Comparative Social Policy (International), and co-hosts the Health and Social Services Management stream with the Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies.

We achieved outstanding results in the 2020 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) of the University Grants Committee (UGC) of Hong Kong. We have been successful in winning external competitive grants, and attracting MPhil and PhD students from around the world, including the awardees of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme.

General Requirements

We are looking for active researcher who could contribute to the academic profile of the Department, supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students, and teach courses offered by the Department. The courses on offer are available on the departmental website. The normal teaching load is around 6 hours per week per semester. The appointment is expected to start in mid-August 2023 or soon thereafter.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in sociology, social policy or a related discipline, with relevant teaching experience and publication record. For this post, we are looking for a scholar who works in any area of sociology and social policy. A record of obtaining research grants will be a distinct advantage.

Applicants should provide information on their research interests and research plans, teaching portfolio, and evidence of quality teaching. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. The appointee is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and collegiality; engage actively in research and grant applications; and contribute to scholarly activities and services in the Department and the University. Shortlisted applicants may be required to submit a sample of publications.


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 appointees.

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

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 on mid-April 2023 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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