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Professor, Department of Government and International Affairs

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Lingnan University is one of the eight publicly funded institutions in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) with the longest established tradition among the local institutions of higher education. Lingnan University is a global leader in providing quality education focusing on whole-person development and conducting high-impact research for a better world. Moving forward, Lingnan University aspires to become a leading research-intensive liberal arts institution in the digital era.

Lingnan University’s Faculties of Arts, Business, Social Sciences, School of Graduate Studies, and School of Interdisciplinary Studies run undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate programmes. Its liberal arts education model blends the arts, science, and elements around human and humanities. Anticipating the establishment of the School of Data Science, Lingnan University strives to enhance innovation and technology research to drive a positive impact in the society and the world. Building upon Lingnan University’s existing strength in combining the best of the Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions, the University will leverage its geographical strength in the Northern Metropolis and pioneer the liberal arts education model in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and beyond. Further information about Lingnan University is available at

Applications are now invited for the following post:

Department of Government and International Affairs
(Post Ref.: 24/97

The Department of Government and International Affairs ( is committed to preparing students for a competitive and globalized working environment. The Department combines teaching and research in the governance and public policy of Hong Kong and China, international politics, Asian international relations, and comparative politics. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees; undergraduate degrees with majors and also offers a taught self-financed MA degree in International Affairs. Applicants may visit the Departmental website for more information.

The Department is seeking to appoint a Professor in the field of Government and International Affairs. Applicants who focus on comparative politics, international relations, and/or computational methods are particularly encouraged to apply. The appointee will also be expected to serve as the Head of the Department concurrently. Only shortlisted applicants are requested to provide recommendation letters.

General Requirements

Applicants should have a PhD degree in the relevant discipline, with relevant teaching experience and a good research record. For appointment as Full Professor, applicants should have substantial research and teaching experience with significant scholarly publications and academic achievements.

Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. Candidates are required to provide evidence of scholarship, quality teaching and information on their research records. Strong competitive research grant records and international research collaboration are preferred. Applicants should have excellent communication and presentation skills. Administrative experience in university departments would be a distinct advantage. The appointee is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and services to the Department, the University community, and to engage actively in quality research and publication, as well as wider engagements with the society.


The conditions of appointment 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 appointee.

Appointment 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. Appointment with substantiation will be considered for the highly qualified candidate.

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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