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Research Assistant Professor / Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology and Social Policy

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Closing date
23 Dec 2023

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:

Research Assistant Professor / Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
(Post Ref.: 23/334)

The Department of Sociology and Social Policy brings together scholars with international research experience and publication records in major outlets in the area of Sociology and Social Policy. The Department is a recipient of the University’s Research Excellence Award and Teaching Excellence Awards. We offer teaching in Sociology and in Social Policy; and co-host the Health and Social Services Management Major with the Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies and the Social and Public Policy Studies Major with the Department of Economics. The Department hosts an MSocSc Programme in Comparative Social Policy (International) (IMCSP) and has been successful in attracting MPhil and PhD students from around the world as well as Hong Kong PhD Fellows and winning other external competitive grants. For more information, applicants are advised to visit the departmental websiteUG programme websiteIMCSP programme website, and RGC Funding Schemes website.

General Requirements

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Sociology, Social Policy, or other related disciplines with relevant teaching and research experience. All applicants are required to provide information on their research portfolio and publication record as well as evidence of quality teaching. Excellent communication and presentation skills in English are essential. Experience with conducting state-of-the-art quantitative or comparative social research will be a distinct advantage. The appointee should be able to take up teaching duties in some of the following courses on the MSocSc Programme in Comparative Social Policy (International): “Policy Research and Evaluation Design”, “Governance, Management and Delivery”, and “Asia Pacific Comparative Development and Policy Symposium”. Besides these teaching duties, applicants should be prepared to actively support research endeavours of Departmental faculty, MPhil and PhD students broadly in the area of comparative social policy analysis, NGOs, and social impact. The appointee is expected to have a strong commitment to academic excellence and should engage in their own high-quality research and journal 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, incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee. Appointments will normally be made on an initial contract of up to three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointments with possibility of consideration for substantiation. 

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. The review of applications will start from 15 November 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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