Lecturer / Assistant Lecturer, Department of Philosophy

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
04 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 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 post:

Department of Philosophy

(Post Ref.: 23/64)

General Requirements

The appointee is expected to teach the common core course Critical Thinking (mostly for non-philosophy major students) and undergraduate courses in one or more areas in which the department has teaching needs. Currently, the department has teaching needs in: History of Western Philosophy (Ancient Greek and Modern), Philosophy and Ethics of AI, Philosophy of Arts (esp. Philosophy of Photography, Literature, or Cinema), Philosophy of Religion, Social Epistemology and Ethics of Risk. Candidates demonstrating the ability to teach in more than one area will be preferred. The language of instruction is English (Proficiency in Cantonese and/or Mandarin is an advantage but not a must.) The candidate will teach 10 courses per year (30 hours/year), distributed according to the departmental needs and upon mutual agreement.

Applicants should have a master’s degree or above in Philosophy with at least four years’ relevant experience. Applicants with less experience will be considered for appointment as Assistant Lecturer.


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 eligible appointee. Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to two years.

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 begin immediately and continue until the post is filled. Review of applications will continue until the posts are 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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