Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
29 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
28 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
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:

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

(Post Ref.: 23/111)

The Department of Psychology ( is the latest establishment in the Faculty of Social Sciences. This is an exciting opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team based at the Department of Psychology. The Department builds on the strengths of faculty in the field of positive occupational health psychology, psychological well-being, social psychology, and cross-cultural psychology. In line with the liberal arts tradition of the University, the Department is also strongly committed to providing high quality teaching and a supportive learning environment to students.

General Requirements

Applicants should have a Ph.D degree in Psychology with relevant teaching experience and an excellent publication track record. Applicants are required to provide information on their research grant records and evidence of quality teaching. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. Administrative experience will be a distinct advantage.

The appointee should be able to take up teaching duties in psychology courses. The ability to teach “Educational Psychology”, “Counselling Psychology”, “Stress and Coping” and “Psychological Testing and Assessment” is mostly preferred; and ability to teach “Research Methods course” would be an advantage. The appointee will be expected to conduct scholarly research, publish high-quality research, teach courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, assist in the supervision of student research projects, and perform other duties as assigned. The appointees are 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. 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 ProcedurePlease click "Apply Now" to submit your application. Applicants shall provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has

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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 posts by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidate will be notified.

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