Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
29 May 2023
End of advertisement period
28 Jun 2023
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 posts:

Institute of Policy Studies

(Post Ref.: 23/49)

Institute of Policy Studies is an institutional research organization to incorporate a few research units with policy studies focus for promoting deep collaboration. The Institute plans to promote inter-university, inter-faculty and cross research centre research collaborations. Leading universities and research institutes like the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, the University of Bath, the University of Durham in the United Kingdom, Peking University, Zhejiang University, Sun Yat Sen University and the South China University of Technology in Mainland China, the International Christian University and Tohoku University in Japan, the National Cheng Chi University and the National Taiwan University in Taiwan, McMaster University and the University of Toronto in Canada, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the East-West Centre in the USA, just name a few here as our research partners.

General Requirements

The appointees should have (i) a PhD degree and demonstrate interdisciplinary scholarship and social impacts in one or more of the following areas: youth development and education, cultural and creative industry policies, digital media, urban governance and social and cultural innovation, and China Studies; (ii) strong fieldwork or survey experience in Mainland China, especially Greater Bay Area (GBA); (iii) a strong educational background and deep knowledge of academic administration in mainland China, and (iv) a good record of research papers and publications. Proficiency in both Mandarin and English is a must.

The appointees are requested to work at Lingnan University’s main campus and at Lingnan University Cultural Innovation and Creative Industry Research Institute based in Shenzhen Qianhai. The appointees are also expected to provide cultural policy analysis and organise international forums and youth development programs in GBA.


The conditions of appointments will be competitive. The 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 a fixed-term contract of up to two years. Experienced Postdoctoral Fellow may carry a functional title of Research Assistant Professor.

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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